How to add transitions in PowerPoint slides

You can add special transition effects in between the slides you present. This is where slide transitions can help you.  There are numerous types of slide transitions available for you to use as of now. All you have to do is to go through those different options and pick the best transitions out of them to your slides. For example, you can have a simple transition where one slide would fade to the next one or have an eye-catching effect as the transition. No matter what you do, you will end up with getting a professional and a polished looking presentation.

Different types of transitions

There are three main types of transitions available for you to use in PowerPoint as of now. Here’s a quick overview of those three different transition types:

  • Subtle transitions

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Subtle transitions are the most basic form of PowerPoint transitions that you can find. If you are interested in adding simple animations to the presentation, this would be the best option available to consider.

  • Exciting transitions

exciting transition PowerPoint

In the exciting transitions, you can see complex animations between the transition of slides. These transitions can be visually appealing to you when compared to the subtle transitions. However, you should be careful not to add too much of them. That’s because adding too much of exciting transitions would take away the professional looks of your presentation.

  • Dynamic content

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At the time of transitioning in between two slides, you will be able to move only the placeholders. This is where the dynamic content transitions can help you. If you can use these transitions in the correct way, you will get the opportunity to unify the slides.

How to apply transitions to your presentations?

Now you have a basic understanding on what transitions are all about. While keeping that in mind, you should learn how to apply transitions to the presentations as well. Here are the steps that you should be following to get the job done.

How to add transitions in PowerPoint slides

  • You should initially pick the desired slide where you want to add the transition. You can do that via the Slide Navigation pane.
  • Then you will need to go ahead and click on Transition tab that you can see on PowerPoint. By default, you will see this as none. You will be able to see some of the available transitions in here.
  • You can click on the option called More, which will enable a drop down arrow. This would display all available transitions to you.
  • Upon locating the right transition to add, you will be able to click on it. Then you can add that transition into the slide that you selected. You will be able to preview the transition being applied to the slide as well.

You will also notice an option called Apply to All. By using this feature, you can easily apply the transition to all the slides without a problem. You can see this option within the Timing group. However, this would modify the other transitions that you are having in the slides as of now.

It is possible for you to go ahead and apply different transitions to different slides. In fact, it is better if you can take your time to experiment and locate the best type of transition out of them. Then you will be able to end up with locating the ideal transition, which you can use to enhance the look and feel of your slides.  

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