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Microsoft PowerPoint 2004

Using Animation

Animation refers to the movement and sound accompanying text or slides as they are introduced. Using animation with your bulleted 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 your own animation to achieve your goals. You can add animation while in the Normal or Slide Sorter views.

Return to TopAdding Animation to Slide Elements

This option allows you to apply animation to elements on your slide including the title, bulleted text, and objects. These options are specific to Normal view.

  1. With your presentation open, from the View menu, select Normal

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

  3. Within the slide, select the first item you want to animate

  4. From the Formatting Palette, in the Animation pane, click CUSTOMIZECustomize button
    The Custom Animation window appears.
    Custom Animation dialog box

  5. Click ADD EFFECT...
    A list of animation effects appears.
    Animation Effect dialog box

  6. Select either the Entrance, Emphasis, or Exit tab
    The list of effects changes according to your choice.

  7. Select the desired effect

  8. Click OK

  9. For sound options, click EFFECT OPTIONS...

  10. To preview the animation, click PLAY

  11. To remove animation, clickNo Effect button

  12. Click OK

  13. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 2-12 for each slide to which you want to apply animation

Return to TopAdding Animation to Slide Transitions

This option allows you to add animation as you move from one slide to the next. These options are specific to the Slide Sorter view.

  1. With your presentation open, from the View menu, select Slide Sorter
    The Slide Sorter toolbar appears.
    NOTE: If the Slide Sorter toolbar is not displayed, from the View menu, select Toolbars » Slide Sorter.
    Slide Sorter toolbar

  1. Select the slide to which you want to apply transition

  2. On the Slide Sorter toolbar, from the Slide Transition Effects pull-down list, select the animation you wish to use
    The animation will preview over the slide.

  3. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 1-2 for each slide to which you want to apply animation

  4. To remove animation, select No Transition

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