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How to Add Slide Transitions In PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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Slide transitions are the animations that show between slides in Microsoft PowerPoint. In this lesson you'll learn how to add them. 

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Note: In todays tutorial, we make use of the popular Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver.

How to Add PowerPoint Slide Transitions Quickly

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1. Open the PowerPoint Transitions Tab

To add some transitions to your PowerPoint slide show find the Transitions tab on a ribbon and click on it. Let's also make sure that we have a slide selected by clicking on it here from the sidebar.

PowerPoint Slide transitions tab
Select your slide and open the PowerPoint Transitions tab.

2. Open Up More PowerPoint Slide Transition Options

And now it's at a transition. All that we needed to do is click on a transition thumbnail and PowerPoint will play a preview for us. To view more possible transitions, let's click the more arrow. This option opens up all of the possible transitions in PowerPoint ranging from subtle, exciting and dynamic.

More PowerPoint Slide Transitions options
More PowerPoint Slide Transitions options.

3. Apply a Subtle Transition Animation to All Your Slides

I prefer to stick with one of the subtle animations to keep my presentations professional and free of distractions. If you wanted to add the same transition to all of the slides, you could click in the side bar, press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all slides and then choose an animation from the menu.

Add a simple slide transition to all your slides
Add a simple slide Transition animation effect to all your PowerPoint slides.

Finishing Up! 

When you want to preview the transitions again, just click Preview on the menu here on the left side. 

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