Add transitions between slides

Slide transitions are the animation-like effects that occur in Slide Show view when you move from one slide to the next during an on-screen presentation. You can control the speed of each slide transition effect, and you can also add sound.

 Notes 

  • To set up a self-running (unattended) presentation that contains transitions between slides, see Create a self-running presentation, and then follow the procedures in this article to add transitions between your slides.
  • For information about animating text or objects in your presentation see, Animate text or objects.
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Choose from a gallery of slide transitions

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 includes many different types of slide transitions, including (but not limited to) the following:

Slide transitions

Callout 1 No transition
Callout 2 Blinds Horizontal
Callout 3 Blinds Vertical
Callout 4 Box In
Callout 5 Box Out
Callout 6 Checkerboard Across
Callout 7 Checkerboard Down
Callout 8 Comb Horizontal
Callout 9 Comb Vertical

To see more transition effects, in the Quick Styles list, click the More button Button image, as shown in the diagram above.

Add the same slide transition to all of the slides in your presentation

  1. On the left side of the slide window, in the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab.
  2. Select the slide thumbnails of the slides that you want to apply slide transitions to.
  3. On the Animations tab, in the Transition To This Slide group, click a slide transition effect.

To see more transition effects, in the Quick Styles list, click the More button Button image.

  1. To set the slide transition speed between the current slide and the next slide, in the Transition To This Slide group, click the arrow next to Transition Speed, and then select the speed that you want.
  2. In the Transition To This Slide group, click Apply to All.

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Add different slide transitions to the slides in your presentation

  1. On the left side of the slide window, in the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab, and then click a slide thumbnail.
  2. On the Animations tab, in the Transition To This Slide group, click the slide transition effect that you want for that slide.

To see more transition effects in the Quick Styles list, click the More button Button image.

  1. To set the slide transition speed between the current slide and the next slide, in the Transition To This Slide group, click the arrow next to Transition Speed, and then select the speed that you want.
  2. To add a different slide transition to another slide in your presentation, repeat steps 2 through 4.

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Add sound to slide transitions

  1. On the left side of the slide window, in the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab, and then select the slide thumbnails that you want to add a sound to.
  2. On the Animations tab, in the Transition To This Slide group, click the arrow next to Transition Sound, and then do one of the following:
    • To add a sound from the list, select the sound that you want.
    • To add a sound not found on the list, select Other Sound, locate the sound file that you want to add, and then click OK.
  3. To add sound to a different slide transition, repeat steps 2 and 3.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007