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Set the timing and speed of a transition

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.

Use Duration to set transition speed. A shorter duration means that a slide advances faster, and a larger number makes the slide advance more slowly.

  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 seconds that you want.

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

Tip: If you want all the slide show's transitions to use the same speed, click Apply to All.

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Many, but not all, of the transitions in PowerPoint can be customized.

  1. Select the slide that has the transition 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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Advance Slide sets the transition timing by specifying how long a slide stays in view before the transition to the next slide begins. If no timing is selected, slides advance when you click the mouse.

  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 make the slide advance automatically, select the After check box, and then enter the number of minutes or seconds that you want. The timer starts when the final animation or other effect on the slide finishes.

    • To enable both the mouse and automatic advance, select both the On Mouse Click check box and the After check box. Then, at After, enter the number of minutes or seconds that you want. The slide will advance automatically, but you can advance it more quickly by clicking the mouse.

Tip: If you want all the slides to advance using the same speed, click Apply to All.

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  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. Then, in the Add Audio dialog box, select the sound that you want, and then click OK

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See Also

Add, change, or remove transitions between slides

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