Transitions in PowerPoint use special effects to go from slide to slide. Learn all about using PowerPoint transitions in this free lesson.
If you've ever seen a PowerPoint presentation that had special effects between each slide, you've seen slide transitions. A transition can be as simple as fading to the next slide or as complex as a flashy, eye-catching effect. This means you can choose transitions to fit the style of any presentation.
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There are three categories of unique transitions to choose from, all of which can be found on the Transitions tab:
When working with transitions, the Apply To All command in the Timing group can be used at any time to make your presentation uniform. Use this command with caution. Not only does it apply the same transition to every slide, but it also applies the settings in the Timing group, which you may not want to be the same throughout your presentation.
You can preview the transition for a selected slide at any time, using either of these two methods: