In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to add animation to text and objects, animating things separately for a typewriter effect or all at once.
- [Narrator] Animation is a great way to add a storytelling element to your slides. Remember this slide? I have a nice picture here, and in the very next slide the same picture went dim and some text appeared. I'd like to have this text appear slowly. And then maybe to add some drama, we can add our logo. Let's get started creating an animation. I'll first select the text box, change to the animations tab, and choose one. As I click on each one, I'll get a preview of how it's going to look.
I like the fade animation, although I can choose more by clicking this down arrow all the way to the right. I'll click away from it to come back. So, I'll choose fade, and I can choose some effect options. I can have it appear as one object all at once, or by paragraph. I can even further fine-tune it by clicking this little tiny arrow down here on the bottom right, to open up a dialog box to give me more options.
A great feature about animating text is that you can really fine-tune the effect. In the animate text option I can have the text appear all at once, by word, or even by letter. By letter is a great way to give it a typewriter effect. You can even change the delay in-between each letter. I'll keep at at all at once however, but if you do do it by letter you can even add a sound. For example, if I scroll down, I could add a typewriter sound to give it that old school effect.
I'll click okay. And on the right hand side I can choose how I want it to start. I'll have it start by mouse click. I can change the duration of the animation if it's too long or too short, but I can also add a delay on it. I am going to add another element to this slide. I'll insert a picture and choose our logo. So, I'll change to the insert tab, choose picture, find my logo, and click insert.
I'll put it down at the bottom of the slide, make it a bit bigger, and slowly have this appear. So, I'm going to go back to the animations tab, I'll choose fade again, and you'll notice how this now has a two on it because it's the second animation on this slide. I'll up the duration of this because I wanna make it a little bit more slow, and I'll put a delay on it also.
If I want to see how this looks, I can click preview on the left hand side. I like that. Now, something else that you can animate is chart elements. Let's scroll down and find the chart that we added. I'll select my chart. I'm still on the animations tab, so I'll choose appear for this one. I want each chunk of this pie chart to appear separately, so under effect options, I'm going to choose "by category." This appears because PowerPoint knows I have a chart selected.
I can see now that I have individual animations for each hunk of the pie chart. If I wanna see how that looks, I can go to slideshow, from current slide. With each click of my mouse I'm going to animate this chart. I can start by talking a little bit about the eBook sales, and then move onto the hardware sales, training, cloud services, and so forth.
I just need to click my mouse every time I need to move to the next animation. This way, while you're talking, nobody is busy looking at something that you're not ready for them to see. I'll hit the Escape key to get out of this. I can select the chart, go back to the animations tab, and see them appear. Here's all the numbered red squares. If I wanted to delete the animations I can select each one and hit the Delete key on the keyboard while it's selected.
So, play with animations! Animate objects all 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.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files