Chapter 6. Animation

Entire books are available on creating animation with PowerPoint. This book attempts to show how animations created with PowerPoint can support instructional objectives. A number of instructional animations are illustrated in this chapter and are meant as inspiration sources and idea-starters.


Animations can be applied to objects, photos, and text in several ways:

  • Entrance—item appears on the slide

  • Emphasis—may or may not involve motion, for instance, emphasis may involve changing color or size

  • Exit—item disappears from the ...

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