Join Heather Ackmann for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know before you start this course, part of PowerPoint for Office 365: Animations.
- [Instructor] When I tell people about my advanced PowerPoint animation classes, people often look at me like I'm crazy, like, how can you possibly fill an entire day, or even hour, with that subject? Or who would want to go to that class? Well, I'll tell ya who. Business professionals who understand the need to step away from the barrage of bullets, and stock photography. Crafting a message for your audience, to do that effectively, it's nice to have as many tools at your disposal as possible.
Like using color, text and imagery, motion is also a skill that can be used, and sometimes abused, in PowerPoint. For the business professional, using animation well, can create a powerful and stunning presentation. Using it poorly, can be embarrassing. For teachers, animation is great for drawing students' attention to specific points, or key areas of a diagram, a note, or to even create an interactive activity.
And for parents, presentations are being assigned at a much earlier age these days. And contrary to popular belief, kids may feel more comfortable using technology, but that doesn't mean that they know how to use it well. For this course, we will be using the subscription Office 365 version of PowerPoint 2016, which can be a confusing statement for some people. If you have Office Home & Student, Business, or Professional single licence versions, you are not using the version of PowerPoint 2016 that I am using in this course.
And as such, will be missing some key features that we will be needing to complete some of the exercises. If you are unsure of which version of PowerPoint you have, here is one simple way that you can tell. Simply open up PowerPoint, go to the Transitions tab, and look for a transition called Morph. If you don't see a transition called Morph, chances are you either do not have the correct version of PowerPoint for this course, or have not installed Office updates in a very long time.
If you do see Morph, you are working with the Office 365 version of PowerPoint. If you are not working with the correct version of PowerPoint, don't worry, just switch over to my other course, PowerPoint 2016 Animations in Depth, which is the same course conceptually, just different software.
- Layering objects for animation
- Creating and formatting shapes
- Adding and formatting x-ray shapes
- Using kinetic typography
- Working with the advanced timeline
- Using flip-book animations
- Using the new Office 365 Morph transition
- Animating slides and objects to music
- Exporting as a video