Slide Transitions In PowerPoint 13

When we see a PowerPoint Presentation that has effects between the slides, means that we have seen Slide Transitions. Transitions can be very simple or flashy in order to grab the audience attention. If you want to apply Transitions in your PowerPoint Presentation just follow the steps described below.

First we must select the Transitions tab as shown in the image below. The Transitions tab is separated in the following areas:

  • Preview: Where we can Preview the transitions that we have applied on our slides.
  • Transitions To This Slide: Where we can select one of the available transitions in order to apply to the slide.
  • Effect Options: Depending on the Transition that we have applied to the slide, there might be Effect Options to choose from.
  • Timing: With this area we can adjust for a Sound to be played along with the Slide Transition, we can set its Duration and we can choose to Apply the transition To All the slides in our Presentation. We can also define for the Transition to be played On a Mouse Click or Set the time ourselves.

Transitions To This Slide

In the image below, I have selected to drop down menu next to the command Transitions To This Slide, and all the available Transitions are shown. The Transitions are separated in categories like, Subtle, Exciting, and Dynamic Content. All we have to do is to select the Transition that we want to apply on the slide. Straight away, we will have preview of the Transition that we applied. We follow the same procedure if we want to change the Transition to a different one until we find the appropriate one.


Most of the Transitions, have Effect Options such as shown in the image below, where I have selected the Peel Off transition, and once we select the Effect Options command the drop down menu appears with the Left and Right Effect Options where we just select the option that we want. Other Transitions might have Effect Options such as: Smoothly From Right, Smoothly From Left, Through Back From Right and Through Back From Left.

Effect Options

In the image below, I have selected the drop down menu next to the Sound command, and then the drop down menu appears with all the available Sounds. All we have to do is to select the Sound that we want to be played while the Transitions of the Slide appears.


Next to the Duration command we can define for how long the Transition of the Slide will last. Most of the Transitions have their own duration time. If we are not satisfied with them, we can change them by using the Up and Down arrow buttons next to the Duration command. Timing - Duration

Once we are satisfied, we can press on the Apply To All command and the Transition, Sound, Duration will be applied to all the Slides in our Presentation.

Timing - Apply To All

We can also select how the Transition will be played. We can choose either to be played On Mouse Click or After (where we determine the time). All we have to do is to activate the check box next to the commands.

Timing - Advance Slide

Below you can check out the video describing the Transitions tab in PowerPoint 13.

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