How to Add a Blinds Effect in Powerpoint

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How to Add a Blinds Effect in Powerpoint
Add a blinds effect in PowerPoint. (laptop image by Jorge Figueiredo from Fotolia.com)

Adding a blinds effect in PowerPoint is one of many various effects that can be added to a PowerPoint presentation. A blinds effect can be added to both a slide transition as well as the content within a slide. In order to add a blinds effect, simply select one of the animation options located under "Slide Show" and follow the necessary steps to apply the effect to your PowerPoint presentation.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open PowerPoint and load the presentation you would like to add a blinds effect to.

  2. 2

    Add a blinds effect to a slide transition by selecting the slide you'd like to add the blinds effect to. Then click "Slide Show" and select "Slide Transition." Click the drop-down transition menu and choose "Blinds Horizontal" or "Blinds Vertical." Preview the blinds effect as a slide transition by clicking "View" and selecting "Slide Show." Then press the space-bar to transition to the next slide with a blinds effect.

  3. 3

    Add a blinds effect to a text box or picture by selecting the slide that contains the text or picture that you'd like to add a blinds effect to. Then click "Slide Show" and select "Custom Animation." From the "Custom Animation" menu click on the text box or picture that you'd like to animate and then click the "Add Effect" button. From the "Animation Effects" menu choose "Blinds." Preview the blinds effect by clicking "View" and selecting "Slide Show." Then press the space-bar to reveal the item you animated with a blinds effect.

  4. 4

    Save your PowerPoint presentation when finished. You have now successfully added a blinds effect in PowerPoint.

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