How to Change Transition Options in PowerPoint 2013

Different transitions in PowerPoint 2013 have different options available. Some of the transitions are directional in nature, so you have a choice of which way the transition moves. The direction could be toward a side of the screen, or it could be clockwise or counterclockwise.

Finally, a transition can include a sound or not. PowerPoint has a short list of preset sounds it provides for your use; you can also specify a sound file that you have stored on your hard drive if you prefer.

1

Open your presentation.

Select a presentation that already has slides with content, so you can add transitions.

2

Select slide 1 and then, on the Transitions tab, click the Effect Options button and choose From Top, as shown.

The transition is previewed on the slide.

3

Click the down increment arrow on the Duration box once to change the duration to 1.00 seconds.

All transitions have a Duration setting, which governs how quickly they occur. The longer the duration, the slower the transition. Most transitions take only a few seconds by default.

4

Open the Sound drop-down list and click Camera, as shown in this figure.

To remove a sound effect, open the Sound drop-down list and select [No Sound]. To specify a sound stored on a disk, choose Other Sound and select the sound from the dialog box that appears.

5

Click the Apply to All button.

This will apply your chosen transition to all slides.

6

Click the Slide Show tab and then the From Beginning button.

You can watch the show and check your transitions.

7

Click to move through the slides.

When you reach the end of the slide show, click again to return to Normal view.

8

Save the presentation.

Save and close the file.

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