"Advanced PowerPoint Animation Effects Tips"


If you are new to PowerPoint animation effects feature, please read another tutorial on basic PowerPoint 2007 animation effects.

As you may know, the animation effects feature in PowerPoint 2007 can really add values to your presentation. It is because objects in the slides can be animated to prevent from boring presentation that all objects are static.

In the tutorial, you will learn how to apply the animations preset, custom PowerPoint animation effects and how to remove animation from a specific object.


To assign a multiple PowerPoint animation effects to an object

  • On the slide, click the object to which you want to assign the animation that is already animated.
  • The Custom Animation pane should contain an Add Effect button. If not, this means that you have not clicked the object on the slide.

Note: You will see two or more numbers if an object has more than one animation effect assigned to it. Conversely, if an object does not have any animation assigned to it, then it does not have a number


To re-order PowerPoint animation effects

  • On the Custom Animation pane, click the animation whose position you want to change.
  • Click the Re-Order up- or down-arrow buttons at the bottom of the pane to move the position of the animation in the list.
  • Alternatively, position the mouse pointer over an object, so that the pointer turns into a double-headed up or down arrow and then drag the object up or down in the list.


To add special animation options for text

  • From the Custom Animation pane, click the animation that you want to work with. A down arrow appears to the right of the animation.
  • Click the down arrow and choose Effect Options. A dialog box appears with the name of the animation.
  • PowerPoint 2007 custom animation

  • Click the Text Animation tab.
  • Open the Group text: drop-down list and choose how you want to group the animation. The option depends to the type of object selected.
  • If you want the animation to appear automatically, without clicking the mouse, select the Automatically after check box and then type a delay time in seconds.
  • Select the In reverse order check box if you want to build the list from the bottom up.
  • Click OK.


To set timing for a custom PowerPoint animation effects

  • From the Custom Animation pane, click the animation that you want to work with. A down arrow appears to the right of the animation.
  • Click the down arrow and choose Timing. A dialog box appears with the Timing tab displayed.
  • PowerPoint 2007 custom animation set timing

  • Do necessary settings to control the animation timing:
  • Start: How you start the animation? Same as the Start drop-down list in the Custom Animation pane. Delay: The amount of delay between the beginning or end of the previous animation and the start of the current animation.
    Speed: The overall speed of the animation. Same as the Speed drop-down list in the Custom Animation pane.
    Repeat: The number of times that the animation should repeat.
    Rewind when done playing pertains mostly to video clips; this setting is available for animation effects, but you will not see much difference between the on and off settings.
    Triggers enables you to set up an animation to occur when the user clicks a particular object.

  • Click OK button.


To assign a sound with animations

  • From the Custom Animation pane, click the animation that you want to work with. A down arrow appears to the right of the animation.
  • Click the down arrow and choose Effect Options. A dialog box appears with the name of the animation.
  • Click the Effect tab. Under the Enhancements section, open the Sound drop-down list and choose a sound.

PowerPoint 2007 custom animation sound effect

  • You can choose Other Sound from the drop-down list to select a sound file from another location.
  • To make a previously playing sound stop when this animation occurs, choose [Stop Previous Sound] from the Sound drop-down list.
  • Open the After animation: drop-down list and choose one of the following options:
  • A scheme color: You can choose one of the colored squares, which represent each of the current scheme colors.
    More Colors: Click here to choose a specific color.
    Don't Dim: Specifies that PowerPoint do nothing to the object after animation.
    Hide After Animation: The object disappears immediately after the animation has completed.
    Hide on Next Mouse Click: The object disappears when you click the mouse after the animation has completed.

  • If the object contains text, open the Animate text: drop-down list and choose one of the options.
  • If you chose By Letter or By Word, you can type a % delay between letters or words. The higher the percentage, the more time between words or letters.
  • Click OK button.

  • 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

    Creating Custom Animations Effects in PowerPoint 2007

    Working with the PowerPoint 2007 Motion Paths



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