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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™: Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 by Lisa A. Bucki

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10.1. Understanding Animations and Action Buttons

In PowerPoint, animation refers to applying motion to text or objects on slides. Action buttons enable interaction with an onscreen slide show.

What Is Animation? Without animation, all the items on a slide appear at once and remain motionless during the slide show. Adding animation to slide objects causes them to appear at different times, with special motion. You might animate a set of bullet points, for example, to slide in one at a time from the top of the screen. You could animate a clip art object to move across your screen from left to right, or use an animation to cause your company logo to spin around on the slide.
When to Use Animation in a Presentation Animations help you add emphasis ...

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