Adding Animations to Slides

When you need to bring a slide to life, you can animate one or more of the objects on it by applying an animation to it. For example, you may need to make an object appear on a slide, draw attention to itself at a key point, or disappear from view when its role is over—or all three. Any object can have one or more animations, and you can arrange them into the order you need.

You can also use animations to reveal only part of a slide, or part of an object at a time, which can help keep the audience focused on your current point rather than reading ahead to the end of the slide

CAUTION: As with transitions, it's easy to go over the top with animations. Resist the temptation: animations will have more effect in your ...

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