Microsoft Office Powerpoint Training Tip 1:Animation

How do I animate my presentation?

Animation can make a good presentation great! The right content, well presented will be appreciated by your audience, and used appropriately will keep them focused on you and what you have to say.

Use animation to highlight the specific points you are discussing, and, this is then important bit, use them selectively so you don’t end up detracting from rather than emphasising the key points!

Also, make sure you use the appropriate animation – subdued and with limited sound effects for a serious audience; or more humorous light hearted effects for entertainment rather than just information. The most popular animation effects that you can use include entrance and exit effects applied to individual bullets or text.

Here’s how to apply entrance and exit animation effects to bullets of text in PowerPoint 2010:

Follow the steps below to add animation and choose the trigger event that starts the animation. These steps can be applied to text or objects you want to animate.

 Entrance animation

  • Select the first bullet of text that you want to animate.
  • On the Animation tab,  click Animation Styles and choose the effect you want, e.g.click Fly In
  • To modify the settings for the fly-in effect; once you have chosen your animation style you can click on Effect Options on the Animation tabclick the small arrow bottom right to pull up all the options.
    • Choose how and when the fly-in effect will start
    • Choose the direction the bullet of text will start from
    • Choose the speed of the bullet of text
  • Repeat these steps for each bullet of text that you want to add this entrance animation effect to.

Exit animation

  • Select the first bullet of text that you want to add an exit animation effect to.
  • In the Animation tab, click on Animation Styles and choose the effect you want, e.g. Fly Out
  • To modify the settings for the fly-in effect; once you have chosen your animation style you can click on Effect Options on the Animation tabclick the small arrow bottom right to pull up all the options
    • Choose how and when the fly-out effect will start
    • Choose the direction the bullet of text will start from
    • Choose the speed of the bullet of text
  • Repeat these steps for each bullet of text that you want to add this exit animation effect to.

 

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