The 7 best powerpoint animation tips

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Animation can help make a PowerPoint presentation more dynamic, và help make information more memorable. The most common types of animation effects include entrances and exits. You can also showroom sound khổng lồ increase the intensity of your animation effects.

Presentation experts recommend using animations and sound effects sparingly. Animation can be useful in making a presentation more dynamic, & help khổng lồ emphasize points, but too much animation can be distracting. Vì not let animation & sound take the focus away from what you are saying.

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Apply entrance and exit animation effects

Select the text or object that you want khổng lồ animate.

On the Animations tab, in the Animation group, click an animation effect from the gallery. Click the More arrow to see more options.

Note:  In the gallery, entrance effects icons are colored green, emphasis effects icons are colored yellow, và exit effects icons are colored red.

To alter how your selected text animates, click Effect Options, and then click what you want the animation lớn do.

Note:  Not all animation effects offer the same Effect Options choices.

Video demonstration: entrance và exit effects

Watch this short video clip demo on adding entrance và exit animation effects. The animations applied are examples; you can use the same procedure lớn apply any animation available khổng lồ text or lớn objects.


Apply sound effects lớn animated text & objects

To địa chỉ cửa hàng sound to animated text or an object, do the following:

On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane. The Animation Pane opens on the side of the workspace pane, showing the order, type, and duration of animation effects applied to text or objects on a slide.

Locate the effect khổng lồ which you want to add sound, click the down arrow, và then click Effect Options.


Note: The Effect Options dialog box displays different options, according to the type of animation selected.

On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, in the Sound box, click the arrow to xuất hiện the list và then bởi vì one of the following:

Click a sound from the list, and then click OK.

To địa chỉ cửa hàng a sound from a file, click Other Sound from the list, locate the sound tệp tin that you want to lớn use, và then click Open.

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When you click OK or Open, the slide plays a preview of the animation with the sound added. Lớn change the preview sound volume, click Sound

and move the slider up or down. To turn off the preview sound, select the Mute check box.

Repeat for each bullet of text to which you want to add a sound effect.

To preview all the animation & sound applied lớn a slide, in the Animation Pane, click Play From.

Apply a motion path khổng lồ text or an object

Click the object or text to which you want to add a motion path. The path that you apply is followed by the center of the object or text bullet.

On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, under Motion Paths, vì one of the following:

Click Lines, Arcs, Turns, Shapes, orLoops. The path chosen appears as a dotted line on the selected object or text object. The green arrow indicates the path’s beginning and the red arrow indicates its end.

Click Custom Path. Click where you want the motion path khổng lồ start. To draw a path of connected straight lines, move the pointer & click where you want the line to lớn end. Draw the next connected line by clicking where you want it khổng lồ end. Double-click at the motion’s final end point. To draw an irregular path, hold down the left mouse button and move the pointer on the path that you want the motion path khổng lồ follow. Double-click at the motion’s final kết thúc point.

To see the complete animation and sound for the slide, on the Animations tab, in the Preview group, click Preview.


To move the entire motion path, click it khổng lồ turn the pointer to lớn a four-way arrow

, then drag the motion path where you want it.

The Shapes & Loops paths are closed, meaning the object returns lớn its starting point. Lớn return to the starting point with an xuất hiện path, such as Lines, Arcs, Turns, or Custom Path, right-click the path and then click Close Path. A linear path is added from the previous over point lớn the starting point.

To change the shape of a motion path, right-click the path and then click Edit Points. Square đen handles appear on the path. Drag one of the handles lớn move that portion of the path.

Any part of the path, including the beginning or ending point, can operate off the slide.