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Coordinating transitions

From: PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts

Video: Coordinating transitions

When designing a PowerPoint slideshow, it's a good idea to create a consistent transition between slides. Sometimes randomizing the dozens of transition effects is entertaining, but it can also be distracting. A more professional approach is to find one transition that fits with the theme of your slideshow deck and vary its direction. Note that you have to wait until the very last step in doing this. Once we apply directional transitions, if you rearrange your slides, you'll have to start over again. So what we're going to do is go to the Transitions Ribbon and click on the fourth transition that says Push.

Coordinating transitions

When designing a PowerPoint slideshow, it's a good idea to create a consistent transition between slides. Sometimes randomizing the dozens of transition effects is entertaining, but it can also be distracting. A more professional approach is to find one transition that fits with the theme of your slideshow deck and vary its direction. Note that you have to wait until the very last step in doing this. Once we apply directional transitions, if you rearrange your slides, you'll have to start over again. So what we're going to do is go to the Transitions Ribbon and click on the fourth transition that says Push.

Now when I look at the Effect Options button to the right of the gallery, I can see that it has four directions. From Bottom is the default, then From Left, From Right, and From Top. So what we're going to do is set every fourth slide to one of these directions so that you have a cube effect. So I've clicked on Slide 1 and now I need to hold down my Ctrl key and click on Slide 5. Ctrl allows you to select individual slides. Then scroll down and also Ctrl+Click on Slide 9 so that you have these three highlighted. I'll then click on Push and I'm going to leave the Effect Options from bottom.

Now scroll up to the top of your thumbnails again and let's do our second set. This time just a regular click, no Ctrl; just a regular click on Slide 2 so it's the only one selected. Then scroll down, hold down your Ctrl key and click on Slide 6 and then click on Slide 10. Click on the Push transition again and this time change the Effect Options' direction to From Left. Okay, let's do our third set. Scroll up to the top and click on Slide 3, again, no Ctrl key so that you'll only have Slide 3 selected. Then scroll down and Ctrl+Click on Slide 7, apply the Push transition, and this time under Effect Options, we're going to skip right and we're going to do From Top. And last, click on Slide 4, scroll down, Ctrl+Click on Slide 8, apply the Push, and change the option to From Right. Now press F5 and we can see our slideshow in action. I'll go ahead and click through.

So by applying our transitions in a square, it adds interest without becoming disjointed.

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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      50s
  2. 31m 25s
    1. Autofitting text
      2m 40s
    2. Working with slide and handout masters
      3m 56s
    3. Working in Outline view
      3m 14s
    4. Adding photo albums
      4m 15s
    5. Creating custom bullets
      3m 16s
    6. Using shapes to mask images and videos
      2m 27s
    7. Copying formats
      3m 28s
    8. Arranging graphics
      4m 39s
    9. Importing outlines from Word
      1m 48s
    10. Embedding fonts in the file
      1m 42s
  3. 5m 8s
    1. Opening recent files
      2m 51s
    2. Changing the AutoRecover settings
      1m 8s
    3. Changing the default saving location
      1m 9s
  4. 5m 2s
    1. Tailoring the status bar
      1m 31s
    2. Using gridlines and guides
      3m 31s
  5. 8m 28s
    1. Selecting Ribbon commands using KeyTips
      3m 15s
    2. Using keyboard commands and function keys
      3m 35s
    3. Navigating with the keyboard
      1m 38s
  6. 14m 44s
    1. Using paste options
      3m 15s
    2. Using AutoCorrect to create abbreviations
      2m 2s
    3. Adding headers, footers, and today's date
      4m 1s
    4. Creating custom themes
      5m 26s
  7. 11m 49s
    1. Selecting objects vs. text
      2m 7s
    2. Adjusting paragraph spacing
      2m 8s
    3. Inserting and removing hyperlinks
      4m 19s
    4. Using the Font dialog box
      2m 14s
    5. Clearing formatting
      1m 1s
  8. 17m 29s
    1. Working with screenshots
      1m 52s
    2. Using SmartArt with picture placeholders
      3m 1s
    3. Creating transparent spot colors
      1m 26s
    4. Deconstructing and editing clip art
      3m 11s
    5. Disabling hardware graphics acceleration
      1m 15s
    6. Compressing images
      6m 44s
  9. 41m 35s
    1. Creating 3D shapes
      2m 38s
    2. Working with picture effects
      3m 44s
    3. Perfecting gradients
      4m 17s
    4. Adding action buttons
      4m 49s
    5. Animating bulleted lists
      4m 53s
    6. Designing motion paths
      7m 53s
    7. Creating cumulative animations
      8m 51s
    8. Coordinating transitions
      2m 38s
    9. Modifying object visibility
      1m 52s
  10. 4m 5s
    1. Reusing slides from other presentations
      2m 22s
    2. Exporting content to Word
      1m 43s
  11. 17m 21s
    1. Saving ink and paper when printing
      5m 16s
    2. Stripping out proprietary metadata
      1m 18s
    3. Creating custom slideshows
      2m 29s
    4. Exporting to PDF and JPEG
      3m 52s
    5. Saving as a template
      4m 26s
  12. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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