Learn how to set up the objects on your first slide in preparation for animation. Author Heather Ackmann demonstrates tips for creating timeline-like animation effects in PowerPoint.
- [Instructor] To follow along in this movie,…we are going to be using the PowerPoint file…Setting Up Your First Slide,…located in the Exercise Files folder.…Now, to begin creating a timeline effect,…or any variation thereof like we have here,…setting up your first slide is key.…But before we do that, I just want to show you…what this presentation contains so far.…So let's jump over to our slideshow view,…and as of right now, our slides just have…a simple fade between them, not much else.…
So, escaping out of there,…this is what our transitions look like.…Fade, and it's on mouse click,…so I have to manually advance every single slide.…Now, right now we don't have any kind of visual reference…for the direction of where our slides are going,…and that's kind of key for any kind of timeline effect.…So part of this, setting up our first slide here,…is going to be drawing that line to visually move our eye…across the screen to that next slide.…
So, let's go up to our Insert tab,…and we are going to add a shape that's going to keep our eyes…
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
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