Chapter 9

Animating Your Slides


check Creating slide transitions

check Animating text

check Working with custom animations

check Setting animation timings

check Creating jiggle text

If you plan to run your presentation on your computer’s screen or on a computer projector, you can use (or abuse) a bagful of exciting onscreen PowerPoint animations. The audience members probably won’t be fooled into thinking that you hired Disney to create your slides, but they’ll be impressed all the same. Animations are just one more example of how PowerPoint can make even the dullest content look spectacular.

This chapter begins with slide transitions, which are not technically animations because they don’t involve movement of individual items on a slide. However, slide transitions are usually used in concert with animations to create presentations that are as much fun to watch as they are informative.

Using Slide Transitions

A transition is how PowerPoint gets from one slide to the next during an onscreen slide ...

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