#Office365Challenge Yup – still on PowerPoint (CAUSE IT’S SO AWESOME!!!). Let’s take a look at transitions between slides.

Day: 231 of 365, 134 left
Tools: Office 365 / PowerPoint
Description: Transitions between PowerPoint Slides

Slide transitions are great for “filling the gaps” between one slide to the next. As with everything in life – too much is overdoing it. I actually use transitions to help me pace myself, and give me a chance to breath. Add ADHD to public speaking and you have a disaster. By slide 3 I’m talking so fast I’m on a different frequency – and all because I get so excited / passionate about “what I do”. So transitions really do help with “slowing me down” a bit.

Slide transitions are the animation-like effects that occur when you move from one slide to the next during a presentation. You can control the speed, add sound, and customize the properties of transition effects. – Microsoft

To add transitions is really easy, the difficult part is not overdoing it or making your presentation look “tacky”. I use max 2 – 3 different types of transitions in a 30+ slide deck.

In the short video (no sound) I’ll show you how I add transitions on some slides and what it looks like in Presentation mode. I’ve added some crazy ones to illustrate. Go play with the other types, and find something that works for you:

To add a transition, click on the slide it will transition to, then click on the Transitions Tab. Here you will see many options (choose wisely). Select the transition you would like to use. Go to presentation view to see the result:


Here’s your preview:

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Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.