Video:PowerPoint Animationwith Don Schechter
Wow friends and colleagues by learning how to make preset and custom PowerPoint animation, to enliven your next deck and keep your audience riveted.See Transcript
Transcript:PowerPoint AnimationHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll show you how to insert preset and custom animations in PowerPoint. Basically, how to create effects on any slide.
In PowerPoint, the word animation refers to the way that text boxes, bullet points, or images move on the screen during a presentation. First open PowerPoint. I will open a pre-existing document by going to File, Open and choosing my project.
Animation Scheme ChoicesSelect a slide; click the Design button on the toolbar at the top. On the sidebar at the right side of the screen click the link that says Animation Schemes. A list of subtle, moderate, and exciting animations will appear. You can click on one from the list and see it previewed on your selected slide.
Apply PowerPoint Animation SchemeIf you just want the animation applied to one slide, all you need to do is click the effect you want.
At the bottom there is a button that says Apply to all Slides. I will apply it to all of my slides. Click the Slide Show button to preview your slide show with your new animations. Right click and choose End Slide Show.
Custom PowerPoint AnimationTo make your own custom animations, start with a slide with no animation. To get rid of an existing animation, choose No Animation.
Now go to Slide Show on the menu at the top of the screen and choose Custom Animations. Select the item you want to animate. Click on Add Effect on the right side and choose an animation.
Custom Animation OptionsThere is a drop-down menu with many options. You can change the entrance of your information, the emphasis, the exit of your information, and how it moves.
I am going to start the animation when I click on the slide.
Customizing SpeedYou can also adjust the direction and speed of your animation.
Incorporating ContentTo animate the second line, select it and choose your animation under Add Effect. I will start it after the previous line starts and move a little slower.
Notice at the bottom of the sidebar you can re-order the text boxes by using the arrows.
PowerPoint Animation UndoYou can also remove all animation effects by clicking Remove. I will remove my second animation.
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