PowerPoint 2007: Using Transitions

  • Transitions refer to the movement of slides as they change from one to the next during a slideshow. Animations refer to movements of text and objects within a slide.

How to add transitions in PowerPoint 2007

  • Select the slide you want to add a transition to. Go to the Animations tab and click on the Transitions gallery to preview and select a transition effect.
  • You can set the speed of the transition and also add transition sounds.
  • To apply the same transition to all slides, click the “Apply to All” button after selecting a transition.

Customizing transitions

  • Not all transitions have customizable effect options, but some do. After selecting a transition, click on Effect Options to customize direction, nature etc.
  • You can set exact transition timing under the Timing group on the Animations tab.

Tips for using transitions effectively

  • Use subtle transitions like fades to avoid distracting from slide content.
  • Use the same 1-2 transition effects throughout your presentation for consistency.
  • Make sure transition timing is long enough for animations within a slide to fully complete before the transition occurs.

Fixing issues with transition timing

  • Check animation order in the animation pane if transitions are happening too early.
  • Add an extra “hidden” animation at the end to delay the transition if needed.

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