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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Entrance & Exit Animation

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Entrance & Exit Animation

Entrance and Exit Animation simply refer to the method and direction text and graphics come onto and leave the screen.

In my opinion, PowerPoint’s Animation feature is the absolute best part of this program. Animation is what gives you the ability to bring your PowerPoint text and graphics to life.

When it comes to animation, it’s best just experienced. So, instead of throwing in a bunch of text here, I’ll just leave you with the directions so you can get to playing.

But, remember, text and graphics can have MULTIPLE layers of animation – that’s where PowerPoint really gets interesting.

Figure 41. Custom Animation Task Pane

Adding Custom Entrance Effects to Text and Graphics

     
  1. Select a text placeholder or a graphic
     
  2.  
  3.  Choose the Custom Animation command in the Animations group on the Animations tab
     
  4.  
  5. Click Add Effect in the Custom Animation Task Pane
     
  6.  
  7. Choose Entrance
     
  8.  
  9. Choose More Effects…
     

Figure 42. Add Entrance Effect Dialog Box

    6.       Choose any effect

    7.       Click OK

Adding Custom Exit Effects to Text and Graphics

     
  1. Select a text placeholder or a graphic
     
  2.  
  3. Choose the Custom Animation command in the Animations group on the Animations tab
     
  4.  
  5. Click Add Effect in the Custom Animation Task Pane
     
  6.  
  7. Choose Exit
     
  8.  
  9. Choose More Effects…
     

Figure 43. Add Exit Effect Dialog Box

    6.       Choose any effect

    7.       Click OK