In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to add seamless transitions such as gentle fade effects to get to each slide while presenting.
- [Instructor] When I'm all done making my slides, I can add some nice transitions, so that when I'm presenting it will look nice and professional and a little less harsh when I'm going back and forth between slides. I can start by selecting my first slide and changing to the transitions ribbon tab. From here, I can click on any transition to get a preview of what it will look like. For example, push, wipe, or just fading in. I can also click this down arrow and get a lot more to choose from.
Under effect options, these will be constantly changing according to what type of effect you've chosen in the list. I'll stick with fade because it's traditional and yet still professional. You can choose whether or not you wanna have a sound, and if you like a particular transition but it's too slow or too fast, you can speed it up or slow it down by changing the duration. You can tell the transition when to go onto the next slide, for example, after a mouse click which is the default and a good way to present slides, or after a set amount of time.
A set amount of time is good if you're presenting in kiosk mode, which is all your slides on unattended rotation or a photo slide show. We will be talking about that. You can have every different slide have a different transition, all you need to do is select your transition and move on to the next slide. You'll notice that there's now a star icon underneath the first slide. That's because there's a transition associated with it. If you'd rather have them all use the exact same transition, you can select it and click the apply to all button.
Now you can see that they all have this designation. To see what it's going to look like, click preview. If you want an even better view of what your transition is going to look like, you can just look at your slides in slideshow view. To do that, change to the slideshow ribbon tab, and click from beginning. It's going to play in full screen, and you can use the left and right buttons on your keyboard to navigate through the slides.
Here I can see it's a slight fade. It's subtle, and that looks great. So I'll hit the escape key to go back to my presentation, and we've just added transitions. Up next, I'm going to show you how one particular new transition called morph works, to give your slides an animated effect.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files