Create slide transitions

  1. Select View → Slide Sorter. This will open the slide sorter. This is one of many places that you can add transitions. You can also add transitions using the slide thumbnails in the Slides pane on the left side of the Normal view.
  2. Select a slide.

    If you want to configure transitions for multiple slides, hold down the Ctrl key while you click each slide, then set the transition.

    There is an option at the bottom of the Slide Transition task pane to apply a selected transition to all slides. Apply to All Slides Button

  3. Click the Transition button on the toolbar. Transition button

The Slide Transition task pane appears.

Slide Transition task pane

Using the task pane, you can control the configuration of the transition:

  • Transition effect. Select a transition, and if AutoPreview is enabled you will see a simulation of the transition on the selected slide.
  • Speed. Transition speed will be somewhat dependent upon the power of the computer on which the presentation is delivered.
  • Sound. You may attach a sound to a transition.
  • Advance slide. In this section , you can specify whether the slide should advance with a mouse click or advance automatically after a certain period of time.

Advance Slide section

If AutoPreview is selected, you will see a quick preview of the selected transition effect.

Do not over-use transitions in a business or formal presentation. Very few such presentations benefit from sound effects.

You can tell which slides have transitions by looking below the left corner of each slide in the Slide Sorter. You will see a star if any animation has been applied to that slide. If you want to see the animation, click on the star.

Slide thumbnail with animation indicator

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