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How Do I Set Up Slides to Change in Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010

September 21, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

How Do I Set Up Slides to Change in Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010

If you are creating a presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010, you may want to set the slides to change using one of three ways available, including by clicking, by setting the time to automatically change, or by a combination of the two. The option “On mouse click” is used when the presenter takes into account that he will be asked questions or will discuss each slide with the audience. The time controlled option automatically advances slides at a set time without interruptions. The combined presentation option lets you combine the two previously mentioned options. To set the slides to change in your Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010 presentation, follow the instructions below.   


  1. Start the Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010 application.
  2. Open the file you would like to set, or create a new file.
  3. Locate the slide you would like to set.
  4. Switch to the “Transitions” tab.
  5. In the section called “Transition to This Slide”, you can choose from the list of Animations for each slide.
  6. In the right side is the “Timing” section. This contains the “Advance Slide” options.
    - Check on the “On Mouse Click” checkbox if you would like to move slides manually.
    - Check on the “After + time” checkbox and set the time, if you would like to move the slides automatically.
  7. Set this attribute for each slide in the presentation.
  8. As was mentioned above, you have the ability to combine both options.

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you would like to set the same type of advancing for all slides in presentation, click on the “Apply To All” button in the “Timing” section.
  • You can set the duration and sound of the transition in the “Timing” section.



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