This article will reveal the detailed 4 steps to make a slideshow on PowerPoint. You can learn how to add music, text, and transition effects to the slideshow on PowerPoint easily.
A picture tells a thousand words. Then imagine a slideshow containing pictures would convey a lot more than that. Traditionally the slideshows were behind the closed rooms for business meetings alone. That is not the case anymore.
For most slideshow creators, finding out a suitable program would not be easy as there are quite a lot of slideshow makers around. But in this post, PowerPoint will be the recommended one because it can meet all your needs while making a slideshow. Some features of PowerPoint you may be interested in.
With PowerPoint, you don’t need many tricks that will help you make a nice slideshow. There are only 4 steps. Now let’s follow the detailed 4 steps and learn how to make a slideshow on PowerPoint.
In this tutorial, you can easily learn 2 methods to make a slideshow. You can directly go to 1:58 and get the detailed steps to make a slideshow on PowerPoint.
You can start PowerPoint from the start menu. There are some templates you can apply to make a slideshow. Or just tap the Blank Presentation to start from scratch.
If we have a blank presentation with the cover page. On the left, we have the slides in a thumbnail overview. You can use the mouse pointer to rearrange multiple slides.
Also, there are some templates you can choose from. Tap the File button on the top first. And the template’s dashboard will open up. Here you have a collection of templates, which are ready to use. You can also look up the online library of Office for templates.
As an average user, you can make a slideshow with PowerPoint using the premade templates. We won’t be doing that because the adjustments needed on the templates can be intimidating for many. Instead, let’s select the Blank Presentation and start from scratch.
Drag the pics to the blank page or tap the Pictures from the Insert to upload pictures from the computer. Also, you can directly use the Ctrl+M to add clips. You can upload pictures at one time by tap the Photo Album.
By default, the slide format with Title and subtitle will appear. You can head to the New Slides menu and choose a different format. And then, next time you add a new slide, the chosen format will be applied to it.
A nice slideshow should contain animate text, subtitles, music, and suitable transition effects. Here in this step, you can learn how to add text, music, transitions to the slideshow on PowerPoint.
Add text to the slideshow will make the slideshow much easier to learn. So how to add text to the slideshow and how to animate the text? Just Go to Insert > Tap the Text Box > Directly Draw a Text Box on the slide or choose Draw Horizontal Text Box or Vertical Text Box.
Insert the text you want to add. Then you can reshape the text and animate the text as you need.
Back to the Home option, here you can set the Text Font and draw the text style you want. The shape, color and the arrange of the text can be set in your own way.
Once you complete the Text adjusting, you can go to the Animations part in the 1 location. Here you will see lots of animations you can apply to the text you added to the slides. Then the Timing part can help you set the animation text Duration and Delay. Do them as you need.
Any slide which is less than formal warrants music to set the mood and create a vibe. You can add music to the PowerPoint slideshow within a few steps.
Hit the Insert tab > Select the Audio button > Tap on Audio on My PC… or choose Record Audio…
If you choose the button Audio from My PC, you will load your background music from your local computer. All you need to notice is to make sure the duration matches the PowerPoint presentation’s time.
If you hit the Record Audio…, you need to record your audio yourself.
An audio play button will appear on the slide, and the playback menu will open up. Checklist for the Playback menu. It contains Preview, Bookmarks, Editing, Audio Options, and Audio Styles.
Audio Options contain Start, Play Across Slides, Loop Until Stopped, Hide During Show. And they separately stand for:
Audio Styles has No Style and Play in Background. Select the Play in Background option. This will keep the music playing in the background, irrespective of the actions happening in the slideshow.
In the Start sequence, select automatically. Sequences Explained:
You must add music to PowerPoint slideshows in the acceptable formats, which PowerPoint supports.
Transitions add a segue between two slides without interrupting the flow. PowerPoint offers a plethora of transitions that can be set according to your needs.
Head to the Transition tab > Select the transition of your choice > Set the Transition duration > Set the Advance Slide.
Then we move to the Timing section. Here it is better to discuss each option one by one.
In other cases, when each slide needs to have a different transition, you can do that as well. You can individually select each slide for different transitions and go through the previously mentioned options.
Once the music, photos, and transitions have been added, it’s time to preview the slideshow. Press F5 on your keyboard to start the slideshow.
Just tap the Ctrl+S or hit the Save button at the up-left corner. Set the slideshow a name, select a location on the computer and click the Save to export the slideshow.
Getting started with the slideshow is incredibly easy. Make sure you select the suitable slide format. Photos can be added manually through the insert section as well. Adding music is moderately difficult when you want to sync time with the slides. Playing a piece of subtle background music is easier to manage and edit.
Applying the same transition across slides makes the job easier. Don’t forget to take advantage of the slider time “After Count” to ensure automatic slides change.