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Animating bullets

From: PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations

Video: Animating bullets

Animation can be useful when we want to present the slide to our audience in pieces. We might want bullets to appear on the screen incrementally or multiple photos to appear one by one. We might even use advanced animation techniques for complex diagrams that have shapes flying in and out while the speaker talks. A quick note for those using our exercise files. I have taken some time to polish the rest of our slides and layouts. You might enjoy flipping through the slides to see the additional enhancements I have made. We'll start our three animation videos with bullets. While we could modify each slide individually, it will be much more efficient if we modify our slides using the Slide Master.

Animating bullets

Animation can be useful when we want to present the slide to our audience in pieces. We might want bullets to appear on the screen incrementally or multiple photos to appear one by one. We might even use advanced animation techniques for complex diagrams that have shapes flying in and out while the speaker talks. A quick note for those using our exercise files. I have taken some time to polish the rest of our slides and layouts. You might enjoy flipping through the slides to see the additional enhancements I have made. We'll start our three animation videos with bullets. While we could modify each slide individually, it will be much more efficient if we modify our slides using the Slide Master.

Changes made here will affect most of our presentation. Let's access the Slide Master View by clicking the View tab, then Slide Master. Remember that the Slide Master View shows us the Slide Master and any additional layouts attached to it. We want to make our changes to the entire presentation, so we need to select the very first thumbnail in the list, the Slide Master. If we animate this, it will apply to nearly every one of our layouts. Next I'll select the text box that we want to animate. I will click the Animation tab in the Ribbon and start to view the various animation effects that we have.

I can hover over the choices until I find the one I like. Don't forget to use the arrow buttons or the Chevron to preview the rest of the gallery. Additional Entrance effects can be found by clicking here, More Entrance Effects. Some of these options are pretty wild, but the Float option is modern without being distracting. If we run our slideshow with F5, we will see how this turns out. Note that I have to click to make the animation begin and that each line is separate. It's also a bit slow. Let's press Esc and return to Slide Master View to fix these three concerns.

To eliminate the clicking, I will select the same text box and change the Start setting to After Previous. To speed things up, I will adjust the Duration down to just 0.2 seconds. I will also adjust the Effect Options here and select to move everything As One Object. Let's press F5 again and see how things turned out. Most of my slides are now pretty well animated. I can change any of the individual layouts or slides that need to be different. For example, Slides 12, 13, and 16 shouldn't be animated like this.

I will press Esc and return back to Slide Master View. I need to choose the layout from the left that has the animation that I want to get rid of. To remove the animation from this layout, I need to reveal the Animation Pane that contains the steps of the animation here. Here I can see the animation steps that are applied to this layout from the Master layout. I can select it and choose Copy Effects to Layout. With the effects now copied into this layout, I can pull the menu down again and choose Remove. This particular layout now has no animation.

I will press F5 and then I will advance quickly to Slide number 11 by typing 11 and pressing Enter on my keyboard. Let's advance to see if the slides are animated, and they are not. Note that all of the other slides that use other layouts are still perfectly animated. As you can guess there's a number of ways that we can animate bullets and change their particulars, including the direction they fly in from, their speed, how they are triggered, and their delays.

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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations

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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 10m 43s
    1. Adding white space
      2m 13s
    2. Applying a transition
      2m 10s
    3. Reducing the text
      2m 37s
    4. Selecting objects with ease
      2m 26s
    5. Opening with Show
      1m 17s
  3. 15m 36s
    1. What's your point?
      2m 49s
    2. Getting in their heads
      2m 29s
    3. What's in it for them?
      1m 55s
    4. Piecing it together
      5m 49s
    5. Holding their hands
      2m 34s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Understanding the importance of design
      4m 12s
    2. Using color and fonts
      3m 18s
    3. Maintaining consistency
      4m 57s
    4. Using photographs
      5m 21s
    5. Sharing data with charts
      5m 20s
    6. Making your data meaningful
      2m 23s
    7. Using diagrams and SmartArt
      5m 18s
  5. 46m 31s
    1. Breaking the slide into sections
      3m 56s
    2. Fine-tuning shapes and text boxes
      5m 43s
    3. Enhancing text boxes
      7m 46s
    4. Customizing layouts and templates
      6m 7s
    5. Building your own layouts
      4m 59s
    6. Animating bullets
      3m 12s
    7. Animating photos
      4m 56s
    8. Animating other objects
      5m 41s
    9. Inserting music and other audio elements
      4m 11s
  6. 16m 18s
    1. Taking control
      1m 46s
    2. Setting display resolution and improving clarity
      3m 18s
    3. Including hidden slides and custom shows
      4m 21s
    4. Utilizing speaker notes
      2m 17s
    5. Using Presenter view
      2m 2s
    6. Creating handouts
      2m 34s
  7. 27m 52s
    1. Planning the program
      3m 6s
    2. Using the presenter checklist
      2m 39s
    3. Knowing what to do when things go wrong
      5m 16s
    4. Sharing your message
      2m 40s
    5. Making the motions
      2m 0s
    6. Questions and answers
      1m 43s
    7. Reading your audience
      2m 41s
    8. Dealing with audience distractions
      3m 4s
    9. Setting up and tearing down
      4m 43s
  8. 19m 28s
    1. During the show
      1m 31s
    2. Creating a photo slideshow
      4m 8s
    3. Letting the slideshow be the star
      1m 41s
    4. Sharing with your audience
      6m 36s
    5. Keyboard and mouse tricks
      5m 32s
  9. 6m 30s
    1. The good, the bad, and the ugly: A recap
      5m 32s
    2. Additional resources
      58s

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