"Using PowerPoint 2007 Animation Effects"

PowerPoint 2007 animation effects are a special visual or sound effect to text or an object. The easiest way to apply animation effects is to use commands on the Animations tab.

For example, a bulleted list can fly from the above, one word at a time, or hear the sound of applause when a picture is uncovered. You can animate any number of objects on a slide, and you can even animate elements of a chart.

PowerPoint 2007 has 3 (very few compared to earlier versions) animation presets: Fade, Wipe, and Fly In. Each preset has two options: for the text to enter the slide all at once or by paragraphs.

However, you also can apply custom animations. Custom animation gives you full control over how the objects on your slides are animated.

To apply the PowerPoint 2007 animation preset

  • Select the object in a slide i.e. text box, chart, clipart, etc that you wish to apply the animation preset.
  • On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, open the Animate drop-down list and select a preset.
  • PowerPoint 2007 animations

To apply a custom animation effects

  • Select a slide that currently has no animation.
  • On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation to open the Custom Animation pane.
  • Click the object that you want to animate.
  • In the Custom Animation pane, click Add Effect button.
  • A menu appears, containing four categories of effects: Entrance, Emphasis, Exit, or Motion Paths. This example uses an Exit effect.
  • PowerPoint 2007 custom animation add effect menu

  • A submenu appears, select one effects for that category (such as Blinds).
  • You also can click the More Effects to open the Add Effect dialog box.
  • PowerPoint 2007 custom animation add effect dialog box

  • Make a selection and click OK button.
  • If you check the Preview Effect check box in the dialog box, the effect appears on the slide behind the dialog box.
  • In the Custom Animation pane, open the Start: drop-down list and choose when you want the animation to start.
  • On Click: Runs the animation when a user clicks the mouse. This is useful when you want to build a slide item-by-item with each click, or for an exit effect.

    With Previous: Runs the animation concurrently with the previous animation, or if there is no previous animation, concurrently with the slide's initial appearance.

    After Previous: Runs the animation immediately after the previous animation that is on the slide ends. If there is no previous animation, PowerPoint treats the appearance of the slide as the previous event and runs the animation immediately after the slide appears.

    PowerPoint 2007 custom animation pane

  • Some animation effects have extra properties that you can set. For example, the Direction drop-down list allows you to make a selection.
  • Open the Speed drop-down list and choose a speed for the animation.

Note: You will see a number appear next to the objects on the slides that represent the animations and not the objects themselves.

To change to a different PowerPoint 2007 animation effects

  • Display the Custom Animation pane.
  • Select the animation effect from the pane (not on the slide) and then click the Change button.
  • Select a different animation. You can either choose from the menus or select More Effects to display the dialog box that contains the full selection of effects.

PowerPoint 2007 custom animation change menu

To remove PowerPoint 2007 animation from a specific object

  • Display the Custom Animation pane.
  • If the object is part of a group, such as a bulleted list or text box, then expand or collapse the list, depending on the effect that you want to remove.
  • Select the animation effect from the pane, and then click the Remove button
    Right-click the animation effect and choose Remove
  • .

Related Topics:

The PowerPoint 2007 Slide Show - Running the Presentations

How to Custom Make Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation Slide Show?

PowerPoint 2007 Slide Transitions - Show the Movement From One Slide to Another

Using the PowerPoint 2007 Animation Effects

Working with the PowerPoint 2007 Motion Paths

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