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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Animating Text and Objects on a Slide

Just as you use transition effects to control how a slide fades in, you use animations to control how the individual elements of a slide make their appearance. By showing one bullet point at a time, for example, you can make sure your audience concentrates on what you're saying now rather than reading the rest of the bullets on your slide and mentally calculating how much longer you're going to speak.

The most rudimentary form of slide animation displays each bullet point on a slide one at a time: You click the mouse and the slide's title appears. Click again, and the first bullet point appears onscreen. Keep clicking to display each bullet point on the list. Other animations let you specify that bullet points ...

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