Dynamic Content Transitions in PowerPoint 2013
Learn about Dynamic Content transitions in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
Dynamic Content transitions were first introduced in PowerPoint 2010 (these also work in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac). When these transitions are applied to your slide, the actual transition occurs on all areas of the slide except the backgrounds. This makes your content move independently on and off the screen. PowerPoint 2013 provides seven different transition effects within the Dynamic Content category -- do experiment with these options for direction and timing to create some great looking presentations.
Open any presentation that already has a few slides of content -- it is helpful (but not necessary) if your slides have a background that's not just a solid color, as in the example slides you see later in Figure 1 on this page. Thereafter, follow these steps to add Dynamic Content transitions to one or more slides in PowerPoint 2013:
- Navigate to the slide to which you want to add a dynamic transition. If you want to add a similar transition
effect to more than one slide, access PowerPoint's
Slide Sorter view and
select the slides you need, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Slides selected within the Slide Sorter view
- Access the Transitions tab of the
Ribbon, and click the down arrow
(highlighted in red within Figure 2 below) within the
Transition to This Slide group.
Figure 2: More button within the Transition to This Slide group
- This will bring up a drop-down gallery as shown in Figure 3 below. Locate the
Dynamic Content category (highlighted in red within
Figure 3) and select any transition effect within this category.
Figure 3: Dynamic Content category within the Slide Transitions gallery
- If you want to add the same transition effect to all slides in your presentation (as opposed to just the
active or selected slides), then click the Apply To All button located within the
Transitions tab (highlighted in red within
Figure 4, below).
Figure 4: Apply to All button within the Transitions tab
- Save and play your presentation. The sample presentation embedded below shows sample slides applied with all the 7 Dynamic Transition effects: Pan, Ferris Wheel, Conveyor, Rotate, Window, Orbit, and Fly Through.
Sample presentation shows all the Dynamic Transition effects available in PowerPoint:
Click above to view this presentation on YouTube
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