Set the timing and speed of a transition

You can modify the duration of a transition, modify the transition effect, and even specify a sound to play during a transition. Also, you can specify the time to spend on a slide before advancing to the next.

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What do you want to do?


Set the duration of a transition

  1. Select the slide that has the transition that you want to modify.
  2. On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, in the Duration box, type the number of minutes that you want.

The Timing group on the Transitions tab in the PowerPoin 2010 ribbon.

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Modify the effect options for a transition

Many, but not all, of the transitions in ppshort_powerpoint14 have customizable properties that you can set.

  1. Select the slide that has the transition that you want to modify.
  2. On the Transitions tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, click Effect Options and select the option that you want.

Effect Options in the Transition to This Slide group

In this example, a Gallery transition is applied to the slide and the From Right option is selected.

A Gallery transition during a slideshow

A Gallery transition, with the From Right option selected, during a presentation.

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Specify a time to advance to the next slide

  1. Select the slide that you want to set the timing for.
  2. On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, under Advance Slide, do one of the following:

The Timing group on the Transitions tab in the PowerPoin 2010 ribbon.

  • To make the slide advance to the next slide when you click the mouse, select the On Mouse Click check box.

To specify the time before the slide advances, select the After check box, and then type the number of minutes or seconds that you want into the associated text box.

 Note    To use the specified timings, on the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, make sure that the Use Timings check box is selected.

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Set a sound to play during a transition

  1. Select the slide that has the transition that you want to modify.
  2. On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, in the Sound list, select the sound that you want.

The Timing group on the Transitions tab in the PowerPoin 2010 ribbon.

 Note    If you want to use your own sound, in the Sound list, select Other Sound, and then in the Add Audio dialog box, select the sound that you want and then click OK

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010