# Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Frame Transitions

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Transitions are often used in presentations to break up the presentation and to keep the audience awake, but often the outcome is irritation/distraction with text or other objects flying on or off the screen from different directions. As such they should be used sparingly if at all in a talk. **LaTeX** beamer has a simple mechanism for including transitions in a presentation

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To use this transitions **pdflatex** needs to be used to create the document as a **pdf** file and the presentation needs to be viewed in full screen mode to observe the transitions. Adding a transition on a slide is as simple as adding a command like:

transdissolve

to the slide. This transition disolves the contents of the slide. The **LaTeX** beamer user guide has further information about the transitions that are available.

Other useful resources are provided on the Supplementary Material page.

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