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  1. Select the Design tab.

  2. Select one of the Themes.

  3. Select one of the Variants.

PowerPoint themes

Use PowerPoint Designer

  1. Insert one or more pictures, a list of items, or a list of dates.

  2. The Designer panel will open. Select the design you want.

You can also bring up Designer by selecting a picture, and then selecting Design > Designer.

Designer enhances photos on a slide with a single click.


To add a special effect, to transition from one slide to another:

  1. Select the slide you want to add a transition to.

  2. On the Transitions tab, select the effect you want.

  3. Select Effect Options to change how the transition happens: From Right, From Left, ...

    To undo a transition, select None.



To animate text or objects on a slide:

  1. Select the text or object you want to animate.

  2. On the Animations tab, select Add Animation, and select the animation you want from the drop-down.

    To animate one line of text at a time, select one line of text, select an animation, select the next line of text, select an animation, ...

  3. For Start, select When Clicked, With Previous, or After Previous.

    You can also select the Duration or Delay.

    To learn more, see Animate text or objects.

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