Powerpoint 2007: animating text and objects

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Explore options available for text animations in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows. You can choose to animate by paragraph levels.

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Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows XP and higher

Date Created: May 19, 2009Last Updated: November 7, 2021


As part of the animation tutorials series, we have seen how you can showroom an animation lớn any slide object in PowerPoint. However, there"s more khổng lồ animating text than just adding an animation since PowerPoint provides specialized options for animating paragraphs and bulleted text. In this tutorial we will learn to lớn use these special options to animate text sequentially by words, by letters, và by paragraph levels.

Follow these steps to explore various special options for text animation in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows:

Select part of the text, or the entire text box or placeholder with bulleted (or paragraphed) text, as shown in Figure 1, below.
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Figure 1: Select text

Selection for Text Animation

If you select partial text content, then you will not be able khổng lồ animate all text sequentially by paragraphs, as explained later on this page. If you need this sequential animation, you must select the entire text placeholder, box, or any other text container.
Next, make sure that the Custom Animation Task Pane is visible, as shown in Figure 2, below. If this Task Pane is not visible, you won"t be able to địa chỉ cửa hàng or edit any animations. For PowerPoint 2007 users, click the Animation tab on the Ribbon và then choose the Custom Animation button khổng lồ bring up a Task Pane of the same name that you can see in Figure 2. Users of earlier PowerPoint versions (PowerPoint 2002 & 2003) can again make sure that the text is selected. Then, choose the Slide Show | Custom Animation option to access a similar Task Pane, as shown in Figure 2, above.
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Figure 2: Custom Animation Task Pane

Animation Pane Toggle Option

The Animation Pane button is a toggle option. So, if your Animation Pane is already visible, then clicking this button will make the pane disappear. Click again lớn make it appear again.


In the Custom Animation Task Pane click the Add Effect button, as shown in Figure 3, below.
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Figure 3: địa chỉ Effect Now, right-click the animation thành tựu in the Custom Animation Task Pane & choose Effect Options from the resultant context menu, as shown in Figure 4, below.
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Figure 4: Effect Options Doing so summons a multi-tabbed dialog box, as shown in Figure 5, below. Click the Text Animation tab, and from the Group Text drop-down list, choose from any of the following options: As One Object: Animates the entire text box at one go. All Paragraphs At Once: Animates all paragraphs or bullet levels at one go. By 1st level Paragraphs: Animates by 1st cấp độ paragraphs or bullet levels. This is the default option that PowerPoint uses. By 2nd cấp độ Paragraphs: Animates by both 1st & 2nd cấp độ paragraphs or bullet levels. Of course, this works only if you have 2nd level paragraphs or bullet levels in your selected text. By 3rd level Paragraphs: Works the same way, animating all levels from 1st to lớn 3rd màn chơi paragraphs or bullet levels. By 4th level Paragraphs: Works the same way, animating all levels from 1st to lớn 4th level paragraphs or bullet levels. By 5th cấp độ Paragraphs: Works the same way, animating all levels from 1st to lớn 5th màn chơi paragraphs or bullet levels.
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Figure 5: Text Animation You can set the playing time of the text by selecting the Automatically After kiểm tra box, as shown in Figure 6, below. Also, the In reverse order option will play the text animation reversed.
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Figure 6: Text Animation Click the Effect tab, as shown in Figure 7, below, and from the Animate text drop-down list, choose from any of the following options: All at onceBy wordBy letters
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Figure 7: Effects Click OK lớn apply and save your presentation.

Cutting Edge PowerPoint

My book Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies covers many aspects of PowerPoint 2007. A không lấy phí chapter excerpt PowerPointing with the Best of Them is available on this site.
See Also:

13 04 04 - Animate Slide Objects: Animate Text in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

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