Using slide transitions
Slide transitions are the effects that take place when one slide gives
way to the next one in the presentation, like
Roll down from top
in from left
. They add dynamic flair to a slideshow, smoothing the
transition between slides.
You can add transitions while in Slide Sorter view or in Normal view.
To see the effect of a selection, you need to be in Normal view and
select the Automatic preview checkbox on the Slide Transition page
of the Tasks pane.
You can apply a single type of transition to all slides in the presentation
or apply a different transition to any single slide, even having a
different transition for every slide in the show. While using many
different transitions may be fun to do, it may not give your show a
If you want most of the slides to have the same transition, but a
few to be different, you may find it easiest to apply one
transition to all slides and then change only the ones you want to
Setting the timing of automatic slide changes
You can set up a slide show to run automatically, either unattended or
while you speak. To set the default time for slides to be displayed
before changing to the next slide, go to the Slide Transition pane
(Figure 161), leave the transition effect set to No Transition, choose
Automatically after in the
section, set a time, and click
the Apply to All Slides button.
To vary the times for some slides, choose Slide Show > Rehearse
Timings from the menu bar, or click the Rehearse Timings icon on
the Slide Show toolbar. The slide show begins in full-screen mode, and
a timer appears in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
When you want to advance to the next slide, click the timer. To keep
the default setting for this slide, click the slide, not the timer. Continue
for all slides in your presentation. Impress records the display time for
each slide. Save your presentation. When you next look at the time set
under Automatically after, you will see that the times have changed to
match what you set when rehearsing.
If you want the whole presentation to auto-repeat, open the menu
Slide Show > Slide Show Settings. Click Auto and OK.
Chapter 9 Slide Shows