Adding Transition Effects to MS PowerPoint 2010 Slides

If you do not want people to get bored with your PowerPoint presentation, you can make your Presentation more interesting by adding Transition effects to your Slides. Transition feature is not so new in PowerPoint, but MS PowerPoint 2010 features a plenty of attractive Transitions that were not a part of the Earlier Versions of PowerPoint. So I felt that briefing about this feature can help make your slides even more appealing than before.

1) Open the PowerPoint application; choose the slide on which you want to apply the Transition and then click on the “Transition Tab” on the Ribbon. See figure 1 for details.



Figure 1


2) Once you clicked on the Transition tab, you will get a variety of Transition Effects displayed on the screen. If you want more Effects to be revealed, click on ‘More button’ at the right bottom corner. See Figure 2 for details.



Figure 2


3) Now the list of Transition effects gets expanded under three categories namely Subtle, Exciting and Dynamic Content. Hover the Mouse on different effects to for a preview of how the effect looks on the slide when applied. Then choose the effect according to your requirement. See Figure 3 for details.



Figure 3


4) You can also make the Transition Effect look even more appealing by adding extra effects to it. To do this, just go to “Effect Options” on the “Transition” tab and from the drop down arrow select the extra Effects that you want to add to your Transition. See Figure 4 for details.



Figure 4


5) You can also add some more Customization to the Transition by selecting a sound for each slide. To add sound to your slide, select one of the sound from the “Sound” drop down list which is present on the Transition Tab. See Figure 5 for details.



Figure 5


6) You can also change the time duration of every slide. See Figure 6 for details.



Figure 6


7) You can also select how you want to move to your next slide during the presentation. For this to achieve, go to “Advance Slide” on the Transition Tab and select the option that suits your requirement. See Figure 7 for details.



Figure 7


8) In case if you would like to apply the same transition to each slide, clock on “Apply to All”. See Figure 8 for details.



Figure 8


9) Once you have finished applying all the necessary transitions to your slides, you can see a preview of the slides by clicking on the “preview” Button. See figure 9 for details.



Figure 9


So, this is how you can make what is called a Dry presentation a bit more interesting and exciting by adding Transition Effects to your Slides.


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