While there may be tutorials to be found somewhere, I don't know of any myself. And while I'm not about to create one especially to answer your posting, if you can describe what you have done and what controls you have implemented that are not working, I or someone else can try to help resolve the problem(s) you are having.
Basically what I am trying to do is to create a powerpoint-like presentation in flash using screens with various transition effects.
The problem that I am having is that I cannot get the screens to transition automatically without having various controsl applied to them (mouse down, mouse over, etc...)
Whenever I test my movie it is just stuck on the first slide.
You're speaking in too general of terms to be able to help--you need to divulge the details of your design approach. What controls have you implemented that should make it move from the first slide? What kind of automatic controls are you looking to implement?