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Using the morph transition in PowerPoint 2016

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Thursday 3rd August 2017

The morph transition is a really neat facility added in to PowerPoint 2016. The short video below explains the basic principles of this transition.

As you can see, it’s very simple. But of course, it’s also dangerous. It would be really easy to get carried away using the morph transition, adding morphs left, right and centre without any purpose or direction.

As with anything in your slide presentation it has to achieve one or more of the RICE aims:

  • Reinforce a point you’re making
  • Illustrate something to help the audience’s understanding
  • Clarify a point
  • Explain what you are saying

Here’s a blog about the RICE process.

So only use the morph transition where it helps to achieve one of these aims. The video below shows three examples of where morphing has been used to help get points across.