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Animating text, shapes, and other objects

From: PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

Video: Animating text, shapes, and other objects

Animating your slides can really bring a presentation to the next level, as long as you don't over do it. It's a great tool to explain a complex slide, or just slowly reveal information to your audience. In this video, we will demonstrate animation a few different ways. Slide number 8 is just begging for animation. We've got three photographs, which we can use animation to slowly reveal to our audience. I want each photo to appear with a mouse click. Imagine this in your head. An empty slide, then you click the mouse, and the first photo appears. You describe it.

Animating text, shapes, and other objects

Animating your slides can really bring a presentation to the next level, as long as you don't over do it. It's a great tool to explain a complex slide, or just slowly reveal information to your audience. In this video, we will demonstrate animation a few different ways. Slide number 8 is just begging for animation. We've got three photographs, which we can use animation to slowly reveal to our audience. I want each photo to appear with a mouse click. Imagine this in your head. An empty slide, then you click the mouse, and the first photo appears. You describe it.

Then you click again to reveal the second photo. You talk some more, and then the third click brings us the final photo. That's what we're going to do here. I will select the first photo and choose from the Animation tab, an entrance from the Pull Down menu. In this gallery, I'm deciding how I want the photo to enter the slide. Unfortunately, if I use this large window, I can't see the preview behind it. So instead of doing it this way, I'm going to collapse the window and hover over the options here.

There is Fade, Fly In, Float, Split, Wipe, and as you can see, there's a few more. All the ones that are Green are entrance animations. Like we learned about transitions earlier, many of the animation choices have Effect options, like Direction and Speed. Although one of my favorites is Grow & Turn, it doesn't have any options, so for now, let's try one like Float.

When we pulled out Effect options, I can change the direction: up or down. I will choose down. We have told PowerPoint how the first photo should be animated, but we haven't done anything about the other two. If we hit Preview now, we'll see exactly that. The new Animation Painter tool can help us with the second and third photos, since we want them to have the same animation effects. So with my first photo selected, now that it's got its animation assigned, I'm going to click on Animation Painter.

This tool, like the Format Painter, shows a Paintbrush next to my pointer. I'll click on the second photo and animation is applied. I will repeat this process for the third photo. And now all three photos are ready to go with animation. Let's go ahead and try this out, fullscreen as our audience would see it, by pressing Shift+F5. There is our slide, and now PowerPoint is waiting for us to click our mouse or push a key on the keyboard. There is the photo.

We can describe it, and then we're ready, the next photo, we describe it, and then finally, the third photo. The next time that we push a button or click our mouse, it's going to take us to the next slide. Let's do the another bit of animation, this time the Slide number 9, where our hands are giving money, that is giving back to the community. We're going to select the image, and from the Animation tab, we are going to choose Fly In. The direction is okay, but the speed is way too fast. So this time with the image still selected, I'm going to change the speed.

Here is duration, .50 means half a second. I can use the arrow keys or type and press Enter. With my new two-second duration, I'll click Preview, and I can see exactly how that's going to look. But this time I don't want to have to click my mouse to make the hands appear. I want them to appear automatically. So with my hands selected, I return up to the Timing group, and this time instead of On Click, I choose After Previous.

Of course, there really isn't anything previous, so it's just going to be the first thing that happens after the slide is displayed. Let see how this turns out. I will press Shift+F5 to go fullscreen from the current slide. Keep in mind that PowerPoint can be used to create very complex animations, full of timing and triggers. For such a simple tool, you can really do a lot with it. We'll save you the complex stuff for another time, but for now keep practicing with animation and have a blast with it. Just don't go too crazy, or your audience is going to spend more time watching your slides than you.

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PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. What is PowerPoint?
      1m 50s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 19m 17s
    1. Managing your presentations with Backstage
      4m 14s
    2. Using the Office Ribbon
      4m 57s
    3. Customizing the view
      3m 42s
    4. Customizing the Office Ribbon
      6m 24s
  3. 41m 41s
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 19s
    2. Adding slides and content
      3m 24s
    3. Deleting slides and changing layouts
      2m 24s
    4. Rearranging slides
      1m 46s
    5. Saving time with Outline mode
      3m 51s
    6. Separating your show into sections
      5m 15s
    7. Adding photos and clip art
      5m 24s
    8. Spell-checking
      4m 6s
    9. Using the thesaurus
      1m 17s
    10. Saving a presentation
      4m 22s
    11. Applying a theme
      3m 59s
    12. Running the show
      3m 34s
  4. 42m 39s
    1. Using fonts and color
      7m 17s
    2. Adding bullets and list numbering
      2m 10s
    3. Changing text alignment
      2m 13s
    4. Using picture effects
      5m 54s
    5. Removing backgrounds from photos
      5m 52s
    6. Understanding slide masters
      3m 7s
    7. Changing slide backgrounds
      3m 17s
    8. Adding a logo to the background
      6m 18s
    9. Applying slide transitions
      4m 33s
    10. Saving the design template
      1m 58s
  5. 17m 10s
    1. Creating tables
      2m 2s
    2. Formatting tables
      3m 57s
    3. Pasting tables from Excel
      5m 1s
    4. Creating charts
      2m 16s
    5. Pasting charts from Excel
      3m 54s
  6. 24m 43s
    1. Adding shapes
      3m 0s
    2. Moving, resizing, formatting, and rotating shapes
      5m 14s
    3. Adding text to shapes
      2m 57s
    4. Adding text boxes
      3m 54s
    5. Working with layers (Send to Back and Send to Front)
      5m 17s
    6. Animating text, shapes, and other objects
      4m 21s
  7. 13m 10s
    1. Adding an audio clip
      3m 16s
    2. Adding video
      5m 7s
    3. Cropping video
      4m 47s
  8. 14m 27s
    1. Adding organizational charts
      4m 59s
    2. Adding cycle diagrams, Venn diagrams, and other diagrams
      9m 28s
  9. 26m 40s
    1. Printing a presentation
      5m 22s
    2. Adding speaker notes
      3m 3s
    3. Saving your presentation as a PDF
      3m 12s
    4. Presenting on another laptop (packaging)
      4m 28s
    5. Broadcasting on the web
      3m 52s
    6. Saving as a video
      3m 24s
    7. Using web apps through SharePoint
      3m 19s
  10. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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