Animation effects can be applied to objects on a slide with ease to create visual interest. To make things even more exciting, you can apply multiple animation effects to multiple objects on a slide. In this movie, you will know how to apply more than one animation to an object, and set timings to automate when animations happen and their durations.
- [Voiceover] In an earlier movie we touched on animating objects and we know we can have multiple animations assigned to an object. But in this movie we're going to take it a step further by stringing multiple animations together to create some interesting effects. We're gonna do it with our Landon Hotel presentation, Landon_Hotel0704 if you'd skip to this movie. We're going to the right to the last slide, slide 10. First thing I'm going to do is select that gradient fill we worked with. It's a rectangle that kinda looks like a cylinder, but we're going to delete it by pressing the delete key on the keyboard.
We don't need it for this effect. What we're going to work with is the image in the heart and this text box over here that contains more information. So let's say when people are viewing this presentation in a kiosk-style environment, we want the image and the text to show up on the slide and then after a certain length of time disappear and have something else appear on the slide. Well, we need to start with the objects' appearance, so let's go to the heart. We'll click that image and next we're going to go to the Animations tab.
From here we'll choose how it's going to appear on our slide. Click the dropdown for the different animation effects, and there are some Entrance effects. Maybe this should show up by flying in. When we choose Fly In, you're going to be able to see what happens when we click the Preview button up here. It flies in from the bottom to its current position. Well, we can change that by going to Effect Options, click the dropdown. Maybe it should fly in from the right or the top right.
Let's go to Top Right, it'll come down and to the left. There's a little preview, okay, great. Now the next thing I'd like to do is open up the Animation Pane. If yours isn't already open over here, click Animation Pane because here's where we see a list of the animations. The next thing is this text box. So we click inside the text box, then click the border because it's the entire box we want animated. It's going to fly in as well. But when we choose Fly In, let's have it flying in from the bottom. We'll make sure it does say From Bottom, and sure enough it does.
You can see how it flies in pieces of text. It should fly in immediately after the image shows up, so up here on the ribbon where it says On Click, we want to change that to After Previous. Not at the same time but right after the heart-shaped image is done, we want the text to come in. If we preview that with the Preview button, you can see that's pretty good, all right. Once people have had a chance to read this, maybe it would be good if the image and the text vacated the slide and something else were to appear.
Okay, let's go back to the heart then. We'll click the heart-shaped image. Let's have it animate in another way by adding additional animations. We click Add Animation. This time we're gonna go to the Exit category. Notice down below there are some presets here as well. Maybe it should just fly out the way it came in, so choose Fly Out and now you can see there's the Exit effect. We can change its effects from the ribbon or right here from the Animation Pane by clicking the dropdown.
You can see there are Effect Options we can choose from here as well. It opens up the Fly Out options. You can see it's coming to the bottom, but we could have it going maybe to the Bottom Left like so, click OK and away it goes. So it came from the top right, goes down to here, and then continues on, kinda cool. All right, so now we need an Exit effect for our text. We'll click the border again and Add an Animation. Again, we'll go to the Exit category.
Now if you don't see one that you want, you can actually go to More Exit Effects here. You can see there are more to choose from than what we see from that dropdown, like some Exciting ones, for example. We could have it Spiral Out, how about that? When we click OK, you can see the text in the background. It's going to spiral out one sentence at a time. Now you can see we actually have multiple effects happening. In this one which is going to follow the heart, maybe it should happen at the same time.
So instead of On Click, we want it With Previous, and now we can preview that by clicking Preview. Heart comes in and away it goes. Now obviously that wasn't long enough for us to read the information, so we need to go back to our Animation Pane here, and let's expand this area where we see our text coming in. The next effect is the heart, and that's exiting, and it should be on a click. So in a preview we don't see those options, we actually need to play the slideshow to view the real options.
Let's go down to the bottom here and click the Slideshow button. There we go. So in this case nothing's happening until we click. In comes the heart and the text. Notice it's gonna stay here until we click and off they go at the same time. We can press escape. So that's pretty good, I like that. Maybe though the heart itself should come in automatically instead of having to click, so let's go to the heart itself right at the top. Up here on the Animations ribbon, we'll click the dropdown for Start, After Previous.
That means after the transition and the slide appears, it's automatically going to show up. Now one last thing, after everything's gone, wouldn't it be nice if something else showed up? So let's go to the Insert tab to insert maybe some WordArt. We'll click the dropdown and choose some simple WordArt. Here we'll type in something like Thank you with an exclamation mark. It's right in the center, and if we wanted to we could select that box, maybe make it a little bit bigger.
Let's go to the Home tab here where we see some other additional options. There's a shadow, I like the shadow but I think it should be bolded as well. Let's go to one of the corners and just stretch out the box itself and move it around, and bump up the size of the font being used, there we go. Go back down so it all fits on one line. Now we need to apply the animation to this. So we need to make sure that it's selected. Go right to the border and we'll add an animation by going to the Animations tab.
The animation is going to be an appearance or an Entrance. So if we wanted to we could have it Fade in or Grow and Turn. Again, if you don't like any of those, you can go to More Entrance Effects to see them all. How about something really exciting to end our slideshow? Perhaps something like a Basic Swivel would be cool. You can see it kind of in the background. We'll click OK, Preview this. In comes the items, out they go, and in comes thank you on a swivel, very cool.
Of course we can customize that swivel as well. So with our text box selected, we want to make sure it's the thank you text box selected, we can go up to the Effect Options if we wanted to. From here you can see we could do a Vertical swivel instead, I like that. Yeah, that's kinda cool, it's flipping upside down. The other thing we might want to do is change the timing. So we'll click the dropdown for it from here, and obviously we want this to happen right after the previous, choose that, but click the dropdown again and choose Timing to adjust how quickly that happens.
You can see it's Very Slow right now. We could speed that up. I'm thinking Medium might be better, and click OK. Ready to preview the way it's going to appear for our end user. Let's go down to the Slideshow button and give it a click down there. So the transition finishes and in comes the graphics and the text. It's going to sit there as long as they need till we click, off they go and in comes our thank you, very nice. Press escape and that's how you string together multiple animations on a slide in PowerPoint 2016.
Microsoft Office expert David Rivers begins with the top 10 tips, including how to repurpose slides from other presentations, create custom shapes and animations, and insert online video into a slide. From there, he offers pro tips on managing files; using little-known keyboard shortcuts; getting the most out of your text, objects, and media; sharing your presentations; and more.
- Animating objects
- Reusing slides
- Creating custom shapes and animations
- Inserting online video and screenshots
- Accessing recent files fast
- Embedding fonts
- Customizing the interface
- Creating abbreviations with AutoCorrect
- Adjusting paragraph spacing
- Creating 3D images
- Coordinating transitions
- Saving and sharing presentations