PowerPoint: Adding Slide Transition, Animation and Sound

Slide Transition

There’s nothing like having a smooth slide transition on your PowerPoint Presentation. Show off and impress your audience or viewers as you show off your skills and knowledge in creating your presentation in MS PowerPoint. Although adding transition to your slide may look hard, MS PowerPoint made sure it will not cause you any stress in making your presentation presentable.

Here is how you can add transition to your slide:

1. Select the slide that you wish to add transition.

2. Go to the “Transitions” tab. It is located at the upper most part of the screen.

3. The Transitions tab will then show you a list of transitions you can choose from. Click the transition that you want to use and it will give you a preview of your chosen transition

4. You can also click the “Apply to All” button located on the uppermost right side of your screen. It allows you to use only one transition on all of your slides.add slide transition, animation and sounds

MS PowerPoint has provided you with various transitions you can choose: from Subtle, to Exciting, and Dynamic Content. You can choose which transition best fits your presentation theme. For subtle transitions, there’s Cut, Fade, Push, Wipe, Split, Reveal, Random Bars, Uncover, Cover, and Flash. Exciting transitions consists of Dissolve, Checkerboard, Blinds, Clock, Ripple, Honeycomb, Glitter, Vortex, Shred, Switch, Flip, Gallery, Cube, Doors, Box, Zoom. Dynamic Content is composed of Pan, Ferris Wheel, Conveyor, Rotate, Window, Orbit, Fly Through.

Adding Animation

Although MS Word and MS PowerPoint do have similar features like changing its font styles and font sizes, PowerPoint has some unique features that MS Word does not possess. One of these is adding animation to your text. Here’s how you can add animation to your presentation:

1. Click the content in your slide that you wish to add animation.

2. Go to “Animations” tab. It will then show you the list of animations that you can choose from. Entrance animation consists of Appear, Fade, Fly In, Float In, Split, Wipe, Shape, Wheel, Random Bars, Grow & Turn, Zoom, Swivel, and Bounce. Emphasis consists of Pulse, Color Pulse, Teeter, Spin, Grow/Shrink, Desaturate, Darken, Lighten, Transparency, Object Color, Complementary Color, Line Color, Fill Color, Brush Color, Font Color, Underline, Bold Flash, Bold Reveal, and Wave. Exit Animation also has Disappear, Fade, Fly Out, Float Out, Split, Wipe, Shape, Wheel, Random Bars, Shrink & Turn, Zoom, Swivel, and Bounce.

3. You can also change the duration of your animation however long or short you want it to play out. Just change the seconds in the duration tab.

Slide animation

Adding slide animation
The screenshot above shows the different kinds of animations that you can choose from.

Adding Sounds

In MS PowerPoint, not only can you add slide transition and animation to your presentation, you can also add sound effects with every slide and every content in it. By doing so, it adds fun and sets the mood of your presentation. Here’s how you can add sound effects:

1. Select the slide you wish to insert your sound effect

2. Click the Transition tab

3. On the right side you will find the Sound option. Click on it and choose the sound that best fit your slide.Adding Slide Sounds

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