Transitions are used when moving from one slide to the next and can add visual interest to a presentation. You will want to make sure that your transitions match the overall feel of your presentation. Transitions that are too flashy might end up drawing more attention to themselves than your presentation.
Let's explore how to add a transition to a presentation.
Copying the practice presentation
If you are beginning this course at this point, you will need to copy the presentation to your Google Drive.
NOTE: If you have been working through the course, your file should be up to date and you will not need to copy the practice presentation. You can move ahead to Adding a transition.
To begin copying the practice presentation, click the following button:
The file begins to open in a web browser. Before the presentation will open and can be edited, we need to make a copy of it.
To copy the presentation file,
A copy of the file is now open and, by default, is saved in your Google Drive. The filename now has the words "Copy of" at the beginning.
Adding a transition
Let's add a transition between the first and second slides. To do this, the transition will have to be applied to the second slide.
To move to Slide 2, in the Slide panel,
Click Slide 2
To open the Transitions panel, on the menubar,
Click Slide, Click Change transition...
The Transitions panel opens on the right of the screen:
In this panel, you can choose the type of transition, and whether it should be applied to only this slide or all slides in the presentation. When you choose a transition, you will have the option to modify the speed of the transition.
To apply a transition, in the Transitions panel,
Click , Clickany transition
To modify the speed of the transition,
Press & Drag the speed slider in the desired direction
To preview the transition,
To end the preview,
NOTE: You can apply a transition to all slides in your presentation by clicking the “Apply to all slides” button. We will not be doing this in this example, but you are free to explore that option if you’d like.
Notice that there is a new symbol in the Slide panel. This indicates that there is a transition (or animation) applied to a slide.