After creating the slides in PowerPoint, no doubt you will be presenting it before the viewers. To make your presentation more effective, you may want the transition of your slides at the desired speed or you may want to advance to the next slide after a desired amount of time. For that, you can set slide timing in Powerpoint. You can also add sound to play during the transition of the slides.
MS PowerPoint provides you with the ways to advance your presentation and make it more appealing to the viewers. In this section, we will discuss how to set the slide timing, how to set the speed of transition of the slides, how to add sound to play during the transition of the slides.
Steps to set the timing in MS PowerPoint 2016:
Setting the slide time means, mentioning the time for which the slide will stay in view for the viewers before advancing to the next slide.
Step 1: Click on the Transitions tab and select the slide of which you want to set the stay duration.
Step 2: Now, in the Timings group, under the Advance Slide section you have two check boxes On Mouse Click & After. Click on After checkbox and set the timings using up and down arrow or you can directly enter the number of minutes or seconds you want.
The time or duration that you set for the slide starts when the animation or other effects of the slide ends.
In case you haven’t specified any time then the slide advances to the next slide when you click the mouse or arrow keys or Enter button on the keyboard. For this, you have to select check box On Mouse Click.
You can allow both the effect to advance the slide that is on mouse click or by setting the timing for advancing the slide. For this, you need to select both On Mouse Click & After. Here, the slide will advance to the next slide automatically after the timing expires or you can make it quicker by clicking the mouse.
If you want to add the same transition speed to all the slides, click on the Apply To All.
Steps to set the speed of transition of slides:
Setting the speed of transition means, setting the time at which a slide will fully appear after the end of the previous slide. If the duration of the time is larger the slide will appear slowly and if the duration is shorter it will appear faster.
Step 1: Click the Transition tab and select the slide of which you want to modify the Transition duration.
Step 2: In the Timing group, you have the Duration box. Type the number of seconds that you want a slide to take to advance. By default, it will take 2 seconds.
If you want all slides to advance with the same speed click Apply to All.
Step 1: Click the Transition tab and go to the Timing group. Here, you will find the Sound list. Select the sound of your choice. If you want to add your own sound, then click on the Other Sound. Then from the Add Audio dialog box select the sound of your choice and click OK.
So this is all about how one can set slide timing, set speed of slide transition and adding sound to slide transition in MS PowerPoint.
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