How to Add Transitions in PowerPoint 2010

As the PowerPoint becomes so popular, sometimes sitting through PowerPoint presentation can be a little boring. So in order to make your PowerPoint interesting and keep the audience awake, you can add background music, video clips, animations or transitions to PowerPoint slide. Transitions have been included in PowerPoint for a long time and PowerPoint 2010 has added a few new features to them.

Add transitions in PowerPoint 2010

Select the slide where you want to add a transition effect.

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Click “Transitions” tab, select one or click “more” to see all the transition options in the gallery below in the “Transition to This Slide” group.

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The transitions are divided into 3 groups: Subtle, Exciting and Dynamic Content.

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After you have selected one transition, you can also click “Effect Options” to adjust the transition, like the transition direction and style. The options will vary depending on the transition you’ve selected.

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In the “Timing” group, you can customize the transition effect you added to the slide.

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Sound: Add sound to your transition. Be default, there is not sound to the transition. You can add a different sound for each transition, but make sure it won’t be annoying the audience. So we suggest you add only one sound for the transitions.

In the drop-down list, you can choose from the embedded sounds in PowerPoint program, or click “Other Sound” to load your own. Notice that the transition sound must be in WAV format.

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Duration: Change the duration of the transition.

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Apply To All: If you’d like to apply one transition to every slide in your presentation, select the “Apply To All” button.

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Advance Slide: Choose to advance the slide “On Mouse Click” (default) or automatically after a certain period of time.

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Click “Preview” button to play the transition, if everything is OK, save your PowerPoint presentation.

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If you’re looking for more tips to create a great PowerPoint presentation, you can take full advantage of Shapes, pictures or even save PowerPoint as video or burn PowerPoint to DVD for viewing without computer.

Feel free to leave your comments below and share with us what you know.

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