Learn how to add visual interest to your presentation by applying animation effects to objects on slides that can be triggered with timings or clicks.
- [David] Another way to bring your slides to life is to use animations. And just like using transitions, as we did in a previous movie, you can over do it. So, you want to be subtle and add some visual interest, but avoid distracting viewers with too many animations. So, we're going to go to a few of the slides in our Leaf and Mortar presentation that we've been building here, Leaf and Mortar0205, if you're catching up. Let's start with slide three. There are a few slides here, the first slide of each section, it has this little icon representing the section itself, in this case, Landscape Design you can see is this tree icon.
Let's select it and have it animate in place, so when people arrive at this slide something happens as opposed to just static images and text. So, we'll go up to Animations on the ribbon, click that tab. Click the dropdown and you'll see different categories. So, we can animate things as they enter the slide. We could add emphasis to them on the slide, and even add animations to them as they leave the slide if we wanted to. We don't want anything come or going here. We just want to animate it in place.
Let's try this one, Spin. Give it a click, and you'll see a preview of what that looks like. There, so a little bit of life on the slide. You can see the spin happen, and if you want to see what's happening here by default, just go up to the timing section here. You'll notice that it starts on click, so we want to change that. We want it to happen automatically. And when you see With Previous or After Previous, that means with the previous animation or transition, or after the transition or previous animation.
So, we can have multiple animations happening, and choose an order if we wanted to. In this case there's only the one thing happening after the transition. So, let's choose after previous, so after the slide transitions to the current slide. Then we'll see that animation take place. You can see the duration set to two. There's no delay after that transition. If you wanted it to delay, say let's just bump this up to half a second. Now, once the transition takes place a half second later, we'll see that icon spin around for two seconds.
And we can bump that up or down if we wanted to as well. So, let's do the same thing now for the other slides. The first slide in each section has it's own icon. You can see when we go to Water and Garden. There it is there, we see some plant life. Now, if you have trouble selecting it, that's because there may be other things on top. So, you need to click in the background, and then click the actual icon itself. Let's apply the exact same thing, click the dropdown, we'll go to Spin, so we add some consistency.
And you can see up here, all of those settings are the same, so we want to change it to After Previous. And to stay consistent, we'll put in a delay of half a second using the up arrow here in the Delay field. I'll do it one more time now. On the first slide in the Hardscaping section, it has it's own icon as well. Click there, and we'll go back to the dropdown for animations and choose Spin. Now, there are a number to experiment with if you want to change them to your own specific animations, you can try them out.
You can see each animation has it's own effect options as well, so you can change the direction if you wanted to, or the amount of spin, could be two spins, a full spin, half a spin, et cetera. We're just using the clockwise default and the default settings over here under Timing, we're making some minor adjustments. After Previous, and a half second delay. With a couple of clicks of the up hour in the Delay field, we're all set. All we have to do now is save our changes. And we'll see that happen as we move from one slide to the next in our self running presentation.
- Preparing a PowerPoint presentation
- Creating interactivity
- Adding video to slides
- Adding audio to slides
- Using transitions to animate presentations
- Rehearsing presentations