Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting a transition for multiple slides, part of Keynote: Builds Transitions Animations and Effects.
As you add transitions, you want to become consistent. It's important that you don't simply apply as many possible effects. This is going to lead to a distracted audience and it's kind of like letting a kid run loose in an ice cream shop and choose as many toppings as they want. It may seem like fun at first, but it leads to an upset stomach. And, really, showing a little bit of restraint goes a long way. This is why I like to apply transitions in bulk. You'll notice that I've taken the time to organize my slides here using indents.
Remember, in the navigator here you can easily indent slide content to make it easier to see things. And this really lets things stand out. So, for example, maybe I want to put the same transition on multiple slides. Well in this case I'll just hold down the command key and click. And I could easily add the same transition to all of these slides. Maybe I want to put a fall transition so that this title falls away. That works well. Then perhaps I want to adjust these photos, so I'll select all of these photos with a shift click.
And I can easily put the same transition on all of them. I'll click to add an effect and in this case, I'd like to do something fairly simple. Let's take a look here at pivot. They sort of fall in. That's nice, or scale. A swap. That feels pretty good. I like that. So I'm going to choose that as an option, but what I'd like to do is mix it up. So if all of these are coming from the right I'm going to now select every other one. There we go. And I'm going to change these to go from the left.
You see there I was able to modify multiple slides at once. So we go from right to left. And then on our last slide here, I'm going to change that to a very simple fade through color, to create a gradual transition. Now let's look at that. Here it is. There's my fall transition, and swap, reverse swap, swap, reverse, slow fade.
Into the next section. And as you probably saw that next title slide, we are indeed going to talk about object transitions. Which are essentially slide transitions that animate, not just the entire slide at once, but instead break it up into its individual pieces for a more complex transition. These can add a lot of sizzle and they're a whole bunch of fun and we'll take a look at them next.
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