Kick off the new school year with lessons from our Back to School 2022 collection to help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized.

5. Add Visual Interest and Publish to Web

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In this video, you will add an image and transitions to your slides presentation to give it more visual appeal.

First, click on a slide where you would like to add an image.

Then, insert an image.

If you have a photo or other image stored on your computer that goes with your presentation, upload it to the slide.

Or, search the internet for an image.

Choose an image, and click insert.

Be sure to choose an image that is free to use.

Click on the image and drag it to a different location on the slide.

Use the handles at the sides and corners of the image to resize.

If the image covers text on your slide, change the layering so the text appears over the image.

To do this, from the arrange menu...

...choose order...

...andsend to back.

To change the transparency or color of the image, use the format options menu.

You can make the image lighter so the text shows up more clearly, or change the color to fit the style of your presentation.

Next, add transitions between slides to give your presentation more visual interest.

There are several transitions to choose from...

...including making slides fade out, slide in from the right or left, flip, and other effects.

Add a transition to 1 or 2 slides in your presentation, or apply 1 to all your slides.

Keep in mind that transitions should fit the tone of your presentation.

Transitions that are too fast or fun may not suit a professional presentation.

Check out your slides in present view to see how your presentation all comes together!

To practice presenting, team up with a classmate and present your slides to each other.

Finally, you get to decide how your presentation might best be used.

Publishing your slides allows a bigger audience to view your presentation and learn about your work.

If you place your presentation on your company or personal website, for example, any website visitor can learn about your project and see your project management skills firsthand.


  1. Add an image.
  2. Adjust the image.
  3. Add transitions.
  4. Publish presentation to the web.