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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Using Animation

Animation refers to the movement and sound accompanying text or slides in your presentation. Using animation with your lists and slides can often add excitement to your presentation by displaying text at crucial moments and making smooth transitions between topics. You can use preset animations or customize the animation to achieve the desired result.

return to topAdding Animation to Slides

Powerpoint 2007 allows you to easily and quickly animate any object in your presentation. Objects include images, charts, text, and SmartArt. Animations may also contain sounds. The following directions will explain how to use the animations that are built into PowerPoint. For information on creating custom animations, refer to Adding a Custom Animation.

  1. From the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, select NORMALNormal view button
    The Normal view appears.

  2. Select the slide to which you want to apply an animation

  3. Select the object you want to animate

  4. From the Animations tab, in the Animations group, from the Animate pull-down list, select an animation
    HINTS:
    Available options will vary depending on what you have selected.
    To preview an animation, with the desired object selected, hold your cursor over the name of the animation.

  5. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 2-4 for each slide to which you want to apply animation

return to topAdding a Custom Animation

By using the Custom Animations pane, you can have more control over your animations. There are more animations available through the Custom Animations pane, as well.

  1. From the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, select NORMALNormal view button
    The Normal view appears.

  2. Select the slide to which you want to apply an animation

  3. Select the object you want to animate

  4. From the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click CUSTOM ANIMATIONCustom Animation button
    The Custom Animation pane appears.
    Custom Animation pane

  5. From the Add Effect pull-down list, select the desired type of effect » select your effect
    Add Effect menu

  6. OPTIONAL: For more animation choices in each category,
    1. From the Add Effect pull-down list, in the submenus, select More Effects...
      The Add (Animation type) Effect dialog box appears.
    2. Select the desired animation
    3. Click OK

  7. On the Custom Animation pane, in the Modify: Effect section, use the pull-down lists to customize the animation specifications
    NOTE: The pull-down lists in the Modify: Effect section change depending on the animation you selected in step 5.

  8. OPTIONAL: To have your animation automatically preview when you make a selection, select AutoPreview

  9. Repeat steps 2-8 for each object you wish to apply animation to

Reordering Animations Using the Custom Animations Pane

The Custom Animations pane also lists all animations for the slide you are currently viewing. You can use this list to control the order of animations. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Select the slide you want to change

  2. If the Custom Animations pane is not visible, from the Animations command tab, in the Animations group, click CUSTOM ANIMATIONCustom Animation button
    The Custom Animations pane appears.

  3. From the Modify: Effect list, select the animation for which you want to change the order

  4. Click and drag the animation to the desired place in the list

  5. Release the mouse
    The order of the animations is changed.

return to topAdding Transitions to Slides

Transitions perform an effect as you move from one slide to the next. In PowerPoint 2007 transitions can be easily added to a slide using the Transitions Gallery.

HINTS:
It may be tempting to use a different transition for each slide, but doing so may be distracting and appear unprofessional. You should use few slide transitions to provide consistency in your presentation.

  1. On the View tab, from the Presentation Views group, select NORMALNormal button
    The Normal view appears.

  2. From the Slides tab, select the slide you would like to add a transition to
    NOTE: The transition you apply will affect how the selected slide appears, not how it disappears.

  3. From the Animations tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, from the Transitions Gallery, select the desired transition.
    NOTE: You can preview any transition by hovering your cursor over a transition icon in the Transitions Gallery.

  4. To set the speed of the transition, from the Transition Speed pull-down list, select a speed

  5. OPTIONAL: To add a sound to the transition, from the Transition Sound pull-down list, select a sound

  6. OPTIONAL: To apply this transition to all of your presentation's slides, click APPLY TO ALL

Removing Transitions

  1. Select the desired slide(s)

  2. From the Animations tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, from the Transitions Gallery, select NO TRANSITIONNo Transition
    Transitions are removed from the selected slide(s).

return to topRemoving Animations

Animations can be removed from objects all at once using the Animations group, or one at a time using the dynamic Custom Animations pane.

Removing Animation: Custom Animation Pane Option

The following steps show how to remove one animation at a time.

  1. Select the slide containing an animation you want to remove

  2. If the Custom Animation pane is not visible, from the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click CUSTOM ANIMATIONCustom Animation button

  3. In the Custom Animation pane, from the Modify: Effect list, select the animation you want to remove

  4. Click REMOVERemove button
    The animation is removed.

Removing Animation: Group Option

The following steps show how to remove all animations from an object at once.

  1. Select the desired slide

  2. Select the object you want to remove animation from

  3. From the Animations tab, in the Animations group, from the Animate pull-down list » select No Animation
    Animations are removed from the object.

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