Animating objects can add visual interest to a slide in PowerPoint. Many of the same animations found in PowerPoint 2007 are still accessible in PowerPoint 2016, but you now have more options and some different naming conventions. In this movie, you will know how to create a custom motion path for an object on a slide, previously known as the scribble motion path.
- [Voiceover] Animating objects on your slides can add some real visual interest and here in PowerPoint 2016, animating objects is done much the same as it was in PowerPoint 2007. There are more options and some different wording we should talk about, so let's continue with our Landon Hotel presentation, Landon_Hotel0403, if you're skipping to this movie. And we're on the first slide, let's work with our logo we created in the previous movie. We'll select it, and if we wanted to animate this starting off the slide and coming onto the slide using a Custom Motion Path.
Used to be called Scribble and I'm gonna show you how to do it here in PowerPoint 2016. Let's start by zooming out. Go down to the zoom slider, click the minus sign until you have a lot of empty space around the slide to start with, because let's have this begin off the slide. I'm gonna move it up into the top right corner, there we go. So when we arrive at this slide, the first slide in our presentation, this is what it's going to look like. But we want this to show up. So with it selected, we want to go to the Animations tab, and it's from here where things are going to look a lot different.
Notice the Animation section has a number of options. You can click the drop down, you'll see some familiar ones and some new ones as well. Some are not even available for the shape that we've selected, but check 'em all out down below here and you'll notice there's some Entrance Effects. Emphasis once they've arrived on the slide, ways to have them Exit all grouped together in their own categories. There's Motion Paths, a few of them at least, and there's the Custom Path formerly known as Scribble. But there are many more to choose from, more Entrance, Emphasis, and Exit effects, and more Motion Paths, let's go to Motion Paths, look at them all.
Lots of different basic ones, Line and Curves, special ones down below, cool shapes to choose from, but you won't see the Scribble here or what we call a Custom Path, so let's click cancel. Go back to the drop down and scroll down so we can see the motion paths and choose Custom Path, there it is. Now all we have to do is click and drag our selected object on and off the slide, for example. I'm gonna click right from the center, so I know where to end up on the slide, and let's go over here and drop it down so it peeks on to the slide, comes back up, peeks over here on the right hand side, we'll go down around the outside and come up right into the middle and release.
Now double click to lock it in. If you want to see what that's going to look like, you can preview it. Let's go down to the bottom right hand corner and click the Slide Show button. Now when we click, we're going to see it peeking around and then showing up right where we want it. Let's press escape. That may not be exactly how we want things to happen, so there are different options to choose from as well. First of all, we can open up the Animation Pane, I like that, by clicking Animation Pane here in the Advanced Animation group with the Animations tab still selected.
Now we see our Group, that's our Grouped Object, our logo that we created, and the Custom Motion Path. But click that little drop down arrow and instead of having to click, let's have it start automatically With the Previous, there we go. That means when the slide shows up, the animation starts automatically, we don't need to click. Click the drop down again and let's go to Timing. It was pretty quick and as you can see there's no delay and it takes two seconds for that whole thing to happen. Well, I like the No Delay option but let's click the drop down and change it from Medium to Very Slow.
It'll take five seconds that way. We can have it repeating and rewinding and so on, but I think that's all we need. Let's click OK and let's check out the preview that's happening. You can see it sneaking around the slide and then showing up right where it needs to be and taking five seconds instead of two. All done with the Animation Pane, click the close button in the top right corner and that's how you create a Custom Motion Path here in PowerPoint 2016, previously known as Scribble in PowerPoint 2007.
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