How to create animation in Power Point
Use ready-made animations
The Add Animation
gallery presents simple animations you can easily apply to items on your slide. Simply click the element
you want to animate, click the Animation tab, and click Add Animation. The gallery shows a number of
simple animations that control the way objects enter, exit, appear, and disappear on your slides.
A trigger enables you to tie your animation to another action on the slide. You
can create bookmarks in your presentation that trigger an animation to begin, or you can set the
animation to start when you click the mouse. You can further control the trigger by indicating which
action you will take to trigger the animation. Set a trigger for an animation by clicking the animated
item and then clicking Trigger in the Advanced Animation group of the Animations tab.
It’s not unheard of to spend hours trying to get everything in your presentation
animated perfectly. Getting things to move at the right speed, in the right order, and ending in the
right sequence used to be a pretty tricky business. Now you can automate the animation sequences you
like by using the Animation Painter. Available in the Advanced Animation group, the Animation Painter
works like the Format Painter tool. You click the element with the animation you want to copy, click
Animation Painter, and then drag the pointer over the item you want to receive the animation settings.
PowerPoint does the rest.
The timeline appears at the bottom of the Animation
Pane to help you see how the animations are unfolding on your slide. You can use the timeline to gauge
the entry and exit of various items and to determine whether you want to change the time or sequence of
events. Each individual animation also shows the length of time it requires by displaying a small time
segment to the right of each animation entry. You can scroll along the timeline by clicking the arrows
at either end or click the Seconds control to Zoom In or Zoom Out and change the increments of time you
are working with. This can help you fine-tune the animations so that the motion occurs precisely when
you want it to.
See it all in the Animation Pane
The Animation Pane brings together
all kinds of information and tools for you to use as you organize, order, and time the animation
features you add to elements on your slides. Display the Animation Pane by clicking the Animation tab
and choosing Animation Pane in the Advanced Animation group. The task pane lets you preview the
animation (click Play), reorder animations, and see where they fall on the timeline. You can also access
options related to each animation by clicking its arrow and choosing the tool you want to use. You can
set options, control time, or even remove the animation if you like.
|The Add Animation
gallery offers assorted ready-made animations you can apply to elements on your slide. The gallery
shows a number of simple animations that control the way objects enter, exit, appear, and disappear on
|You can scroll
along the timeline by clicking the arrows at either end or click the Seconds control to Zoom In or Zoom
Out and change the increments of time you are working with.|
|The Animation Pane brings together all kinds of information and
tools for you to use.|