Setting Slides to Advance in PowerPoint 2013 - dummies

Setting Slides to Advance in PowerPoint 2013

By Faithe Wempen

By default, slides in PowerPoint 2013 advance on mouse click. That means that no matter how long you leave a slide onscreen, PowerPoint doesn’t try to advance to the next slide until you give the signal. (That signal can be an actual mouse click or the press of a key, such as Enter, spacebar, or the right-arrow key.)

If you want some (or all) slides to advance automatically after a certain amount of time, you can specify this advancement on the Transitions tab. You can specify an automatic transition instead of or in addition to the default On Click behavior.

  1. Select slide 1 and on, the Transitions tab, select the After check box.

  2. Click the up increment arrow on the After text box until the value reads 00:05:00, as in this figure.


  3. Click the Apply to All button.

  4. Click the Slide Show tab and then the From Beginning button to watch the show and check your transitions.

    Don’t click; just wait for the five seconds to elapse so that the next slide will appear.

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

  6. Save the presentation.