Transitions and Build Slides
When you display your presentation electronically as a
slide show, the slides take up the full screen. All the tools,
menus, and other screen elements are hidden so as not to
detract from your show. Your computer becomes the equivalent of a slide projector.
PowerPoint offers a number of features you can use when
you run your slide show:
- You can use special effects, such as transitions and
builds, to add variety.
- You can practice giving your presentation and set
automated timings for your slides to match your
In this part of the tutorial we will discuss transitions and builds.
A build slide is a slide that starts with the first major
bullet point and shows more major bullet points as the
presentation proceeds. You decide whether you want to
dim previous points on the slide as new points appear and
what effect you want to use when the bullet points appear
(for instance, bullet points can fly in from the right, left,
top, or bottom).
Transititions moves one slide off the screen and brings
the next one on. Fading from black and dissolving from one
slide to another are two examples of transitions. You have
a choice of transitions for each slide, plus you can vary the
speed of each transition.
Adding Transitions to Your Slide Show
A transition refers to the way one slide moves off the
screen and the next slide appears. When you set your
transitions, you can also set how long you want each
slide to appear on the screen.
To set transitions and timing:
Choose Transition from the Tools
Choose the transition from the drop-down list.
Click how fast you want the transition to take place-
Slow, Medium, or Fast.
Decide how you want to advance to the next slide and, if
need be, set the timing.
If you want the slide to advance automatically, you need to
decide how long the slide should appear on-screen before
advancing to the next slide:
Only on Mouse Click- The slide advances manually
with a mouse click.
Automatically After [N] Seconds- Type the
number of seconds you want the slide on the screen. During
the presentation, the slide advances automatically when the
time is up.
Click the OK button.
Creating a Build Slide
A build slide is one that seems to build on itself, showing
progressively more information as the presentation
To create a build slide:
To start you must have a slide which contains bullets.
Choose Build from the Tools
Choose the options you want to use in building the
Click on the OK button.
You have successfully completed the PowerPoint tutorial!