Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Visual Transitions
You can select both the On Mouse Click and Automatically After check
boxes, so the slide transition waits until you click the mouse or until a
certain amount of time passes.
7. (Optional) Click Apply to All to apply your transitions to every slide in
Applying the same transition throughout your presentation can give your slide
show a consistent look, but it’s best for only simple, visual transitions and not
for transitions that involve noisy sound effects that get tedious after awhile.
Text and graphic transitions
Besides animating how your slides appear and disappear, you can also add
transitions to your text boxes or graphics so they fly or drop into place
across a slide.
Use text and graphic transitions sparingly because the transitions can get
distracting when people just want to read your presentation without having to
watch letters zoom around the screen.
To create a simple text or graphic transition, follow these steps:
1. Click a text box or picture on a slide.
PowerPoint displays handles around your chosen item.
2. Click the Animations tab.
3. Click the More button in the Animations group to display a menu of
options, as shown in Figure 13-9.
4. Click an animation, such as Fly In or Wipe.
PowerPoint displays a number near your chosen item. These numbers
define the order that your transitions will appear.
5. Click the top half of the Preview icon to see how your animation will
To remove a transition, just select that text box or graphic, click the
Animations tab, and choose No Animation from the Animation group.