Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 9: Animating Your Slides
You can control slide transitions by using the Transitions tab of the Ribbon,
as shown in Figure 9-1.
Figure 9-1: The Transitions tab.
The Transitions tab consists of three groups of controls, as described in the
✓ Preview: This group includes a single control — a Preview — that
displays a preview of the transition effect you selected for the current slide.
✓ Transition to This Slide: This group lets you select the transition effect
that will be used to display the current slide.
✓ Timing: This group lets you select options that affect how the transition
effect is applied to the slide, such as how quickly the transition occurs and
whether it’s triggered by a mouse click or automatically after a time delay.
To create a slide transition, follow these steps:
1. Move to the slide to which you want to apply the transition.
Note that the transition applies when you come to the slide you apply
the transition to, not when you go to the next slide. For example, if you
apply a transition to slide 3, the transition is displayed when you move
from slide 2 to slide 3, not when you move from slide 3 to slide 4.
If you want to apply the animation scheme to all your slides, you can
skip this step because it won’t matter which slide you start from.
If you want to apply different transitions to different slides, you may prefer
to work in Slide Sorter View (click the Slide Sorter View button near the
bottom-right corner of the screen), which allows you to see more slides at
once. If you’re going to use the same transition for all your slides, though,
no benefit comes from switching to Slide Sorter View.
2. Select the transition you want to apply from the Transition to This
Slide section of the Transitions tab on the Ribbon.
If you want, you can display the complete gallery of transition effects by
clicking the More button at the bottom right of the mini-gallery of
transition effects displayed within the Ribbon. Figure 9-2 shows the complete
Note that when you select a transition, PowerPoint previews the
transition by animating the current slide. If you want to see the preview again,
just click the transition again.