A slide transition reveals the next slide with some sort of motion or gradual process. The new slide might move in from one side or gradually fade into view. It could be revealed in parts like blinds opening or in strips or wheel spokes.
When you advance to a new slide in your presentation, you would like for the audience to notice!
Sometimes neighboring slides look a lot alike, like the Goals slides in the Anniversary presentation. A person who wasn't looking at the screen when you changed the slides might miss the change. Confusing! Using a transition will make it easier to notice that something has changed.
Which transitions you have available depends on your version of PowerPoint.
PowerPoint 2010 and later combine variations of a transition into one icon in the palette and add an Effects Options button to the ribbon. So there are actually more transitions available in the later versions than in PowerPoint 2007, even though there are fewer icons.
In the gallery of transitions, PowerPoint 2007 shows an icon for each option, like Wipe Up, Wipe Down, Wipe Left, and Wipe Right. PowerPoint 2010, 2013, and 2016 have one icon for each type of transition. The icon will set the transition with its default options. The Effect Options button presents all of the choices for the current transition.
For example, the Wipe transition's default direction is Wipe Left. To use Wipe Down instead, you must change the Effect Options.
Unwritten rule about upgrading: The new version has more and fancier tricks to play but leaves out your favorite tricks from the older version! For example, PowerPoint 2010 leaves out the Newsflash transition from earlier versions that is used in the archived lessons on PowerPoint 97 - 2003.
Compatibility View: If you are working in Compatibility View with a presentation created in an older version of PowerPoint, you will have fewer transitions to choose from.
You can change most transitions:
|What you will learn:|| to apply slide transition to selected slides
to configure a transition with Effect Options
to apply slide transition to Slide Master
to run a show automatically
Start with: AnniversaryTripsOffer3-Lastname-Firstname.pptx from your Class disk
If necessary, open AnniversaryTrips
Offer3.ppt from your Class disk and show the first slide
in the Slide pane.
Save As AnniversaryTripsOffer4-Lastname-Firstname.pptx on your Class disk
in the powerpoint project 2 folder.
It's simple to apply a transition. Select a slide. Click on a transition.
PowerPoint 2007 uses Live Preview when you hover over a transition in the ribbon, but PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 do not. You have to click the transition and then the Slide Pane will run the transition on the selected slide.
Select Slide #1.
On the Transitions ribbon tab, click on a transition in the Transition to this Slide control.
The Slide Pane runs the effect with its default options.
PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016:
The thumbnail now shows the animation icon. There is not a separate
icon for transitions.
Some transitions do not show well in this preview. They show better when you run the complete slide Show.
You can apply transitions to several slides at once by selecting their thumbnails and then clicking on the transition you want. Now you can check out those transitions that looked alike.
Select all slides in the Navigation pane.
(Hint: Click on a slide thumbnail and use the key combo CTRL + A.)
Select the title slides, 1, 6, & 11, in the Navigation pane.
(Hint: Click on slide 1, hold the CTRL key down while you scroll and click on slides 6 and 11.)
Click to advance each slide.
Always play your presentation to check that your transitions and animations are doing what you expected. It is very easy to get caught up in the process and forget a step along the way.
If you want to use the same transition on all slides or on at least most of them, it makes sense to apply the transition to the Master for the slides. There is a way to apply a different transition to an individual slide or to selected slides.
You can make your slides advance automatically after so many seconds using the ribbon. You get to choose the number of seconds a slide remains before advancing to the next one.
You can set different timings for different slides or set them all the same manually or by setting the timing on the Slide Master. Of course you don't want to use automatic timings when your slides accompany a speech! In Project 3: Advanced PowerPoint, you will learn how to use the Rehearse timings feature.
Automatic advance of slides can be good for slide shows that run as people gather for an event or for some kinds of training or for presentations that are viewed privately on computer screens.
Click on Slide 1 and play the Slide Show. Do not click on the slides!
The slide show will run all by itself.
Is this a good time interval for each slide? Can you read all of the text before the slide changes? Should some slides have more time? Less time?
Because you left the check box for On mouse click checked, a viewer can still advance the
slides by clicking the slides. This is a user-friendly combination!
The bullet lists are showing up all at once. It would be better if the points displayed one at a time so the audience could read them easily. To do that you must apply Animation effects. That's the next lesson!