Applying Transitions

Transitions in PowerPoint use special effects to go from slide to slide. Learn all about using PowerPoint transitions in this free lesson.

Modifying transitions

To modify the duration:

  1. Select the slide that includes the transition you want to modify.
  2. In the Duration field in the Timing group, enter the amount of time you want the transition to take. In this example, we will specify the length as 2 seconds, or 02.00.
    Modifying the duration of a transitionModifying the duration of a transition

To add sound:

  1. Select the slide that includes the transition you want to modify.
  2. Click the Sound drop-down menu in the Timing group.
  3. You will hear the sound and see a live preview of the transition as you hover over each sound.
    Adding sound to a transitionAdding sound to a transition
  4. Click a sound to apply it to the selected slide.

To remove a transition:

  1. Select the slide you want to modify.
  2. Choose None from the gallery in the Transition to This Slide group.
    Removing a transitionRemoving a transition
  3. Repeat this process for each slide you want to modify.

To remove transitions from all slides, select a slide that uses None, then click the Apply to All command.