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Chapter 13. Making More Impressive Prese... > Make an Automatic Presentation - Pg. 277

Making More Impressive Presentations 277 Adding a transition between slides is very much like adding custom animation to graphics and other objects on your slides (see 99 Impress with Special Effects). Instead of applying a special effect to a graphic image, you apply the special effect to the next transition. For example, a rolling transition would bring the next slide into view, during an automatic slide show or when you request the slide during a presentation, by rolling it in from one of the edges as it slowly overrides the previous slide. You can apply a different transition to each slide throughout your presentation. In addition, you can apply the same transition to multiple slides. As with any special effect, don't overdo it because it's your presentation's message that is more important than the look of the physical presentation itself. 1. Select the First Slide in the Transition Move to the slide that is to take on the transition. In other words, if you want the second slide in your presentation to appear on the screen through a special animated transition, display the second slide. Be sure the Slide View button is active so you can work with the slide and its transition. Request a Transition Select Slide Show, Slide Transition from the menu. The Slide Transition Tasks pane appears. Select a Transition Under Apply to selected slides, click any transition and watch a preview of it in the work area. Click to select the transition you want to apply to your slide. To apply this transition to all slides, click the Apply to All Slides button at the bottom of the Tasks pane. TIPS 2. 3. To see what the transition will look like, click Assign once again. You can keep selecting different transitions and clicking Assign to see their effect until you find the one you like best.