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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Animating slide elements

Animation in PowerPoint 2013 is easy to do, and you can create as simple or as elaborate an effect as you’d like. The process involves selecting the element on the page that you want to animate, choosing the animation you want to apply, and arranging the animated elements in the order in which you want them to appear. Getting your animation just right will probably involve a little trial and error because you’ll be coordinating a number of elements on the slide and adjusting the timing to get it all right. But these minor tweaks are easy to make. And, the effect of a good animation? Priceless.

Animate a slide element

  1. Click the text box, picture, or shape that you want to animate.

  2. Choose the Animations tab.

  3. Click ...

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