A visual reference for functional and narrative transitions in PowerPoint


This is a supplement to the post on using transition meaningfully in PowerPoint. I included animated GIFs thumbnails of some of the transition effects that I find which are suitable for either functional and narrative roles (or even both). For each transition, I also included some of the effects option available for each effect.

Use this as a visual reference to prepare for your next presentation. If you have not used transitions so far, give it a try and see if it improve the visual quality (using functional transitions) and helps you in your narrative and storytelling (using narrative transitions).


Push Transitions


Cover & Uncover



Page Curl

Zoom in & Zoom Out




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