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We've seen how animation can help liven up a Bulleted List, now let's see how we can make photos look even better. Now, when I say photos, keep in mind that I mean any graphical object; it doesn't have to be a picture of a landscape. We'll start with the balloons on Slide number 16, our Quarterly Sales chart. I want the balloons to rise up from the bottom of the screen. After selecting the object, I'll activate the Animations tab and choose the Fly In Effect. The default is to Fly Up, but just in case you ever need to change the direction, you can use this menu.
Our balloons are way too fast, so we'll adjust the speed here under Duration to 4 seconds. I also want them to begin animating as soon as the slide appears. So I'll change the Start from On Click to After Previous. Let's press Shift+F5 and see how this turned out, and there's our animated balloons. Let's continue the animation trend on Slide 12, our Warehouse map. I'd love for the map itself to fade in and then have the pushpins and text fall into place as the speaker announces each one.
So let's make that happen. First, the map. This is easy. I'll select the map and add an animation to it. We've been using Float In throughout the show, so let's keep things consistent. We'll set the Duration to 0.2 seconds and have the map appear immediately like we did with the balloons by choosing After Previous instead of On Click. Now, keep in mind that when it says After Previous, since there is no prior animation, it's going to happen as soon as the slide loads. Let's press Shift+F5 to see how this looks.
Note that the text and pushpins are already there before the animation begins. If we want something to appear after the animation begins, we need to make those items animated as well. So now I'll animate one pushpin and one text box. I'll select the Ventura pushpin and choose to Fly In, but we'll change the direction and choose From the Top-Right. We'll leave the default as half a second and we'll also leave the Start as On Click. This will require the presenter to click the mouse before this step of the animation appears.
But I would like it to look a little bit smoother. Here is the animation where it says Picture 5. I'm going to right-click and choose Effect Options. Here I can give the animation a Smooth ending. I can use the slider or type in a number, like 0.2 seconds. Now we'll modify the text that appears next to the pushpin. I'll select the text box and choose Wipe as our animation effect. We'll change the direction, and since I want the text to appear immediately after the pushpin does, I'll change the Start to After Previous.
We can see here as our Timeline builds that step one, that is after the mouse is clicked once, the pushpin appears and then the text appears immediately after. I'd like my text to appear a little bit faster, so I'll choose 0.2 seconds. Let's Preview with Shift+F5 to make sure our pushpin is perfect. There's the animated map and when I click, there's our pushpin and text. Let's press Esc. Now we'll use the Animation Painter tool, new to PowerPoint 2010, to copy the effects from these two items to all of the other items.
I'll select the pushpin and I'll double-click on Animation Painter. Double-clicking allows me to apply the animation from the selected item to multiple other items in succession. I can press Esc when I'm done. I'll do the same with the text box, selecting here, double-clicking Animation Painter and then choosing Reno,] S.t Paul, Greensboro, and Abilene, I'll press Esc when I'm done. If you look at the Animation Pane, you can see here the Ventura pushpin and text followed by all of the other pushpins and then all of the other text.
We need to rearrange the order so that the pushpins go in the same order as the text. We can drag and drop or use the buttons here to move the individual steps earlier or later in the list. At any point that we're unsure if things look great, we can click the Play button. It looks like I messed up on two of the pushpins, so let me rearrange those tex tboxes real quick. Drag this one down and drag that one up and we'll play it one more time.
That's not bad, but I'd like the text for St. Paul and Greensboro to go the other direction as it appears. I'll select St. Paul, pull down Effect Options, and have it appear From the Right. We'll do the same with Greensboro. Let's press Shift+F5 and see how this turned out. Remember as I click the next city should appear. Perfect! So there are our animation basics. Let's keep going by taking things a step further, animating our chart in a unique way and making our Trivia template a bit more exciting.
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