Learn the first method for animating text in PowerPoint—by each word. Author Heather Ackmann shows you one way to create kinetic typography animations in PowerPoint.
- If you'd like to follow along,…open the exercise file "Animate by word"…in the exercise folder,…or open a blank presentation to a blank layout.…Now, the first method for animating a lot of text on a slide…is to animate text by word in one single text box.…Now, this has its advantages and disadvantages.…An advantage is that it is much faster…to create and animate,…but in doing so you're going to be giving up some control…over the animation timings.…
Let me show you what I mean.…Let's go up to our Insert tab and draw a text box…on this blank slide.…So going up to the text group and clicking on Text Box.…Let's click and drag to draw a large box,…and type in just any old text.…I'm going to format this to make it bigger…so you all can see it.…Now, let's supply a very basic animation:…the appear animation.…So, going up to my animations tab,…click on Add Animation,…and click on Appear.…
Now, by default,…this animation will make all the text appear all at once,…meaning the text box as an object will appear as a whole.…But we can change that right here,…
Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when—and when not—to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. She shows how to animate with transitions, and walks viewers through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. Heather wraps up by showing you how to put the finishing touches on a presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.
- Determining when to use animation
- Creating and formatting shapes
- Applying motion paths
- Adjusting the z-order
- Adding and formatting x-ray shapes
- Animating by word
- Animating and arranging layers
- Animating with transitions
- Timing animations to music
- Exporting as a video
Skill Level Intermediate
PowerPoint 2016: Audio and Video In Depthwith Garrick Chow2h 12m Intermediate
1. Understand PowerPoint Animation
2. Layer Objects for Animation
3. X-Ray Vision with Background Images
4. Kinetic Typography
5. Make Text Shine
6. Expert Zooming
Zoom with style7m 20s
7. Animate with Transitions
8. Create a Timeline
9. Use Flip-Book Animations
10. Put It All Together
Next steps2m 45s
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