How to Change Transition Options in PowerPoint 2013

By Faithe Wempen

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.

1Open your presentation.

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

2Select 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.

3Click 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.

4Open 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.

5Click the Apply to All button.

This will apply your chosen transition to all slides.

6Click the Slide Show tab and then the From Beginning button.

You can watch the show and check your transitions.

7Click to move through the slides.

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

8Save the presentation.

Save and close the file.