In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to add a thumbnail image of a slide onto another slide to add animation and navigate through a presentation.
- [Instructor] For a long presentation, the zoom summary is useful because it gives you thumbnails that you can click on to get through a long presentation. But for quicker presentations, where you don't need as much text and it's mostly visuals, you can use a neat animation called zoom to slide. I have a slide here and I've just used the design ribbon tab to set the background as this picture. So now let's change to the insert ribbon tab. Click zoom. And I'm going to choose slide zoom.
I get this new choice because I have a slide currently selected. I need to choose what kind of slide I want to insert in my presentation as the thumbnail. I'll choose this pie chart down here, there it is, by placing a check mark next to it and clicking insert. I'll click got it, which is teaching me how to use slide zoom. This thumbnail should look familiar. It's just like the slide summary.
But I'm going to change to the zoom tools format tab. Something that I'm going to do for this particular slide is make sure return to zoom is checked. This way when I'm done zooming into this slide, I want to go back to this big picture. That's going to make this big picture feel like a giant canvas and my entire presentation can actually be presented just from this one slide if I wanted to. I'm not going to worry about the zoom styles, though I could change it if I want to.
I'm interested in hiding the zoom background. If I click this, it's going to remove the background image of this slide. Now it looks like it's transparent on my image. With that, I can resize it. Once I resize it, watch what I can do with this picture. I can drag this over and make it look like it's part of this computer monitor. It's added a little bit more color and it looks like it's part of the screen. You can actually make it a little bit bigger even.
Let's do that one more time. I'll click insert zoom slide zoom. I could select more slides if I wanted to to get them all done at once. But in this case, I'll just add one more. I'll insert my executive team slide. Again in the format tab, I'll make sure return to zoom is checked and I'll click zoom background to turn off the background.
Now I need to make this really small because I want it to fit into that phone icon. But I can do it. I'll start by shrinking it. And now we'll stretch the edges. Now I could keep going. I could add more slides that I want to present. I could fit them into these shapes or anywhere on the slide. They'll look like they're a part of this canvas. But let's see it in action. I'll click slideshow.
Play from current slide. If I hit fill this up with images, I could present my entire presentation from this one slide. When I'm ready to talk about the pie chart, I'll come over here to this computer icon and click on it. Remember, this is the zoom tool. So it's going to appear that it's zooming into that slide. In fact this blue line over here all the way to the right is the outer edge of the computer monitor that's part of the picture. Now I can start talking about the chart.
And when I'm done, because we checked that button that says return to zoom, as soon as I click again, it zooms out and brings me right back to the picture. Now I'll talk about the executive team. I'll come over to my phone, click on it, and it zooms in. It's beautiful clarity, just like my slide was. I can talk about it, click on it, and it brings me back. I could keep going. If I do wanna continue with the rest of my presentation not in this format, I can just use the mouse or arrow button and navigate through the rest of the slides as normal.
For now though, I'll hit the escape key to get out. And that is how you use zoom to add some animation to your presentations.
- 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