In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows you how to add animation to text and objects, animating things separately for a typewriter effect or all at once.
- [Instructor] Animation is a great way to add a storytelling element to your slides. Remember this slide? I have a nice picture here. And then this slide, the same picture goes dim and some text appears. I'd like to have this type appear slowly, and then maybe to add some drama, we can put the logo in. Let's get started creating an animation. I'll first select the text box. Change to the animations tab, and now I can choose an animation. As I click each one, I get a preview of what it's going to look like.
I can use the arrow to find some more. I like the fade animation and I can also click effect options. I can have the animation perform as one object, all at once, or by paragraph. I can even further fine-tune it by using the animation pane that opens up on the right hand side. A great feature about animating text is that you can really fine-tune the effects. If I click to expand the triangle next to text animations, I can now change how I want to animate that text.
I can have the text appear all at once, but it can appear by word, even by letter. By letter is a great way to give it a typewriter effect. In fact, if I expand timing, I can even change the duration and the delay between each letter. I'll set this back to all at once, and if I expand effect options, I can even add a sound. So if I am having it appear letter by letter, there even is a typewriter sound to give it that old-timey effect.
Let's move back up to the top of the screen. I can choose how I want the animation to start. I'll keep it as starting when I click the mouse. I can also change the duration of the animation if it's too long or too short. I'm going to add another element to the slide. I'll insert a picture by going back to the insert ribbon tab, choosing pictures, picture from file, and I'll choose our logo. Going to move it down to the bottom of the slide.
I'll make it a little bit bigger. And I'll have this slowly appear. I'll change to the animation tab again, and I'll also set this one to fade. I'm going to up the duration of this because I want it to take just a little bit longer. If I want to see how this looks, I can click preview on the left hand side. I'm happy with this, so we can close out of the animation pane. You can also animate chart elements.
Let's take this chart. I'm still on the animations tab, so with my chart selected, I can choose one. I'll choose appear. I want each chunk of this chart to appear separately, so I'm going to choose effect options. And this time, I'll choose by category. This looks different than it did last time. It knows I have a chart selected. If I want to see how that looks, I can go to slide show, and choose play from current slide.
With each click of my mouse, I can animate this chart. I can talk a little bit about eBook sales, the hardware sales, training, and so forth. I just need to click my mouse every time I need to start the animation. This way, the audience isn't distracted and looking ahead, if I'm not ready to talk about that particular bit. I'll hit the escape key to get out of this. I can select the chart, change back to my animations tab, and make any changes, if I need to. I can see all of my animations numbered.
In fact, if I wanted to click on each animation, I can change the particular effect for just that animation. If I want to delete the animations or even just a single one, I can select it and hit the delete key on my keyboard. Play with animations. Animate all objects at once or one at a time. They're very powerful, and you can learn how each different type of animation can drastically change the storytelling aspect of your presentation.
- Creating presentations from themes and templates
- Using slide masters
- Changing the layout, slide color, or background
- Adding pictures and objects
- Adding shapes, diagrams, and charts
- Incorporating video, audio, and animation
- Inserting 3D models and using freehand drawing
- Adding speaker notes
- Running a slideshow
- Reusing and sharing PowerPoint presentations