Using 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 or Fly
in from left. They add dynamic flair to a
slideshow, smoothing the transition
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.
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 professional appearance.
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 be different.
the timing of automatic slide changes
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 155), leave the transition effect set to No Transition,
choose Automatically after
in the Advance
slide section, set a time, and click the Apply
to All Slides button.
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
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.
you want the whole presentation to auto-repeat, open the menu Slide
Show > Slide Show Settings. Click Auto
a slide transition effect
the Tasks pane, choose Slide
Transition (Figure 155).
the Slides pane or Slide Sorter view, select the slides to
which you want to apply the transition. If you want the
transition to apply to all slides, you do not need to select
to selected slides list, select a
the selected transition by changing the speed or adding a
sound, in the Modify
you choose to play a sound, select it in the Sound
list. The Loop until
next sound checkbox now becomes active. Select this
checkbox to play the sound repeatedly until another sound
how to advance to the next slide: manually (on mouse click) or
automatically. If you choose automatically, you can specify
how long the slide remains visible before it automatically
advances to the next slide.
you want the effect you just defined to apply to all slides in
the show, click the Apply
to All Slides button.
preview the transition effect, click the Play
start the slide show from the current slide (so you can see
all the transitions), click the Slide
a transition effect
the desired slides.
No Transition in
the list on the Slide Transition page of the Tasks pane.