IN THIS LAB
Applying custom animations
Assigning transitions to slides
Adding a musical soundtrack from a file
In an ideal world, you'd have great video equipment to create live-action movies for your audiences, but that's not always the case. Often you're stuck with a bunch of static images, and you need to make them as lively and animated as possible within the confines of PowerPoint.
In this lab, you animate a presentation for Spice Meadow Shelties, a small kennel that breeds purebred Shetland Sheepdogs. The graphics and text are already in place. Your job is to apply animations and transitions to make the presentation more interesting and appealing.
In this lab session, you add some text to a slide. You then animate it and the photos so that the first set fades in and out, and then the other set fades in. Even though the text and pictures seem to overlap in Normal view, they appear at different times in Slide Show view so there is no conflict.
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Time to complete: 15 to 30 minutes
Open the file Lab2A.pptx from the Labs folder (from the CD accompanying the book) and save it as MyLab2A.pptx.
On slide #2, set up the Champion Sires text box to appear by fading in when the slide first appears.
Select the text box on the left (Champion Sires).
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