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Lesson 23. Transitions, Timing, and Anim... > Adding Animation Effects - Pg. 138

Transitions, Timing, and Animation 138 Adding Animation Effects While transitions affect an entire slide, effects apply to individual elements on the slide. For instance, you might want the slide's background and title to appear first (using a transition), and then have the individual items on a bulleted list appear, one at a time, beneath the heading. Plain English Animation --When most people think of animation, they think of cartoons, but PowerPoint uses "animation" to mean the movement on-screen that acts as a transition from one object or slide to the next. Animating the Text on a Slide The simplest form of animation is to animate the text on a slide separately from its title and back- ground. When you choose one of these effects, the title and background appear as specified by the transition, and then the rest of the slide's text appears, paragraph by paragraph, using the chosen effect. To apply simple animation effects to an object on a slide, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. In Slide Sorter view, select the slide that contains the text you want to animate. Open the Text Preset Animation drop-down list on the Slide Sorter toolbar and select an ani- mation effect for the text on that slide. Switch to Slide Show view to preview the effect. The title and background of the slide appears. Press the Page Down key or click the mouse button. The first paragraph (or bullet) appears using the chosen effect. Keep pressing Page Down or clicking until all of the slide's text is onscreen. Press Esc to return to Slide Sorter view. Custom Animation If you want to get more detailed with an object's animation, or if you want to animate multimedia objects (like sounds and video on the slide), you must use custom animation. Here's how: 1. 2. 3. 4. In Slide view, display the slide containing the object(s) to animate. Select Slide Show, Custom Animation. The Custom Animation dialog box appears (see Figure 23.3). In the Slide Objects Without Animation list on the Timing tab, click on the object you want to animate. Click the Animate option button. The object disappears from the Slide Objects Without Ani- mation list, and appears in the Animation Order list.