Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Exploring Transitions and Animations
Showing transitions between slides
Transitions include the Switch, Fade, and Push. Figure 4-2 shows how a
transition works. For the figure, I chose the Clock transition. This slide doesn’t
so much arrive on-screen as it does sweep onto the screen in a clockwise
fashion. You get a chance to test-drive these transitions before you attach
them to slides.
Assigning transitions to slides
To show transitions between slides, select the slide or slides that need
transitions, go to the Transitions tab, and select a transition in the Transition
to This Slide gallery. (To apply the same transition to all the slides in a
presentation, click the Apply To All button after you select a transition.) The
names and images in the gallery give you an idea of what the transitions are,
and you can click the Preview button at any time to watch a transition you
The Transitions tab offers these tools for tweaking a transition:
✦ Effect Options: Click the Effect Options button and choose an effect on
the drop-down list. For example, choose From Top or From Bottom to
make a transition arrive from the top or bottom of the screen. Not all
transitions offer effect options.
✦ Sound: Open the Sound drop-down list and choose a sound to
accompany the transition. The Loop Until Next Sound option at the bottom of
the drop-down list plays a sound continuously until the next slide in the
✦ Duration: Enter a time period in the Duration box to declare how quickly
or slowly you want the transition to occur .
As I mention earlier, you can click the Apply To All button to assign the same
transition to all the slides in your presentation.
Altering and removing slide transitions
In Slide Sorter view and in the Slides pane in Normal view, the transition symbol,
a flying star, appears next to slides that have been assigned a transition.