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Microsoft PowerPoint 2003

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 the animation to achieve the desired result.

return to topThe Animation Schemes Task Pane

The Animation Schemes task pane provides easy application of animation effects to your slides.

To open the Animation Schemes task pane:

  1. From the Slide Show menu, select Animation Schemes...
    OR
    From the Other Task Panes pull-down list, select Slide Design - Animation Schemes
    The Slide Design - Animation Schemes task pane appears.
    Other Task Panes pull-down menu

The animation schemes are organized by type of animation: subtle, moderate, or exciting. Each scheme includes a combination of a specific animation for the title of the slide and the body of the slide and maybe even a slide transition. To see what is being applied to these elements of the slide, simply hold your mouse over the desired choice and the alternate text will tell you what effects will be being applied for that scheme. You may also get a preview by clicking the effect.

Subtle Moderate Exciting
Appear Ascend Big Title
Appear and dim Descend Bounce
Fade in all Compress Credits
Fade in one by one Elegant Ellipse motion
Fade in and dim Rise up Float
Faded Wipe Show in reverse Neutron
Faded zoom Spin Pinwheel
Brush on underline Unfold Title arc
Dissolve in Zoom Boomerang and exit
Flash bulb   Grow and exit
Highlights   Tread and exit
Random Bars    
Wipe    

return to topAdding Animation to Slides

Adding animation to your bulleted lists and slides can increase interest and excitement by displaying text at crucial moments and making smooth transitions between topics. You can add animation while in the Normal or Slide Sorter views. For an alternate method of adding animation, refer to Custom Animation.

Adding Animation to Slides: In the 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. Open the Slide Design - Animation Schemes task pane

  4. Click the desired animation scheme you want to apply
    NOTE: For a list, see The Animation Schemes Task Pane.
    HINT: To have your selection automatically preview when you make a selection, select AutoPreview

  5. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 2-4 for each slide to which you want to apply animation
    To have the selected animation scheme applied to all the slides in your presentation, click APPLY TO ALL SLIDES

Removing Animation

  1. Select the desired slide

  2. On the Slide Design - Animation Schemes task pane, from the Apply to selected slides section, select No Animation

Adding Animation to Slides: In 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

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

  3. From the Slide Sorter toolbar, click DESIGN
    The Slide Design task pane appears.

  4. At the top of the Slide Design task pane, click ANIMATION SCHEMES
    The Slide Design - Animation Schemes task pane appears.

  5. Click the desired animation scheme you want to apply
    NOTE: For a list of available schemes, refer to The Animation Schemes Task Pane.
    HINT: To have your selection automatically preview when you make a selection, select AutoPreview

  6. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 2-4 for each slide to which you want to apply animation
    To have the selected animation scheme applied to all the slides in your presentation, click APPLY TO ALL SLIDES

Removing Animation

  1. Select the desired slide

  2. On the Slide Design - Animation Schemes task pane, from the Apply to selected slides section, select No Animation

return to topCustom Animation

If you want an effect to objects on your slide and the effect is not listed in the Animation Schemes list, the Custom Animation option may help.

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

  2. Click the mouse within the slide you wish to animate

  3. From the Slide Show menu, select Custom Animation...
    OR
    From the Other Task Panes pull-down list, select Custom Animation
    The Custom Animation task pane appears and each line of text on your slide appears with a number before it.
    Custom Animation task pane

  4. In the selected slide, select the area or text box you would like to animate

  5. From the Add Effect pull-down list, select desired effect from the submenus
    Add Effect pull-down list

  6. To remove custom animation, select desired area and click REMOVE

  7. From the Start pull-down list, select when you want the slide animation to be activated

  8. From the Direction pull-down list, select the desired animation direction

  9. From the Speed pull-down list, select what speed you want applied to the animation

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

  11. Repeat steps 4-9 for each object you wish to apply animation to

return to topAdding Transitions to Slides

Transitions perform an effect as you move from one slide to the next. It may be tempting to use a different transition each time you move to the next slide; however, be careful not to use too many effects as it may become distracting and appear unprofessional.

  1. From the Slide Show menu, select Slide Transition...
    OR
    From the Other Task Panes pull-down list, select Slide Transition
    Other Task panes pull-down menu
    OR
    In the Slide Sorter view, from the Slide Sorter toolbar, click TRANSITION
    The Slide Transition task pane appears.
    Slide Transition task pane

  2. Select the slide(s) you want to apply a transition to

  3. Under Apply to selected slides, select your desired transition
    HINT: To have your selection automatically preview when you make a selection, select AutoPreview

  4. Under Modify transition, from the Speed and Sound pull-down lists, make the desired selections

  5. OPTIONAL: To have the selected animation scheme applied to all the slides in your presentation, click APPLY TO ALL SLIDES

Removing Transitions

  1. Select the desired slide(s)

  2. From the Slide Transition task pane, under Apply to selected slides, select No Transition

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