PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) is a very important factor in our professional life. With the help of PPT, we can share our ideas in various effective and impressive way.
Animation can help make a PowerPoint presentation more dynamic, and help make information more memorable. The most common types of animation effects include entrances and exits. You can also add sound to increase the intensity of your animation effects.
Now the question is how we can do that? i.e. how we can prepare an animated PPT.
Trick 01: To add animation to text or an object, do the following:
- Select the text or object that you want to animate.
- On the Animations tab, in the Animation group, click an animation effect from the gallery. Click the More arrow to see more options.
Note: In the gallery, entrance effects icons are colored green, emphasis effects icons are colored yellow, and exit effects icons are colored red.
- To alter how your selected text animates, click Effect Options, and then click what you want the animation to do.
Note: Not all animation effects offer the same Effect Options choices.
- To specify the timing of the effects, on the Animations tab, use the commands in the Timing group.
Trick 02: Add sound effects in ppt
- On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane. The Animation Pane opens on the side of the workspace pane, showing the order, type, and duration of animation effects applied to text or objects on a slide.
- Locate the effect to which you want to add sound, click the down arrow, and then click Effect Options.
Note: The Effect Options dialog box displays different options, according to the type of animation selected.
- On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, in the Sound box, click the arrow to open the list and then do one of the following:
- Click a sound from the list, and then click OK.
- To add a sound from a file, click Other Sound from the list, locate the sound file that you want to use, and then click Open.
When you click OK or Open, the slide plays a preview of the animation with the sound added. To change the preview sound volume, click Sound and move the slider up or down. To turn off the preview sound, select the Mute check box.
- Repeat for each bullet of text to which you want to add a sound effect.
- To preview all the animation and sound applied to a slide, in the Animation Pane, click Play From.Trick 03: Add motion in the text or ppt
- Click the object or text to which you want to add a motion path. The path that you apply is followed by the center of the object or text bullet.
- On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, under Motion Paths, do one of the following:
- Click Lines, Arcs, Turns, Shapes, orLoops. The path chosen appears as a dotted line on the selected object or text object. The green arrow indicates the path’s beginning and the red arrow indicates its end.
- Click Custom Path. Click where you want the motion path to start.
To draw a path of connected straight lines, move the pointer and click where you want the line to end. Draw the next connected line by clicking where you want it to end. Double-click at the motion’s final end point.
To draw an irregular path, hold down the left mouse button and move the pointer on the path that you want the motion path to follow. Double-click at the motion’s final end point.
- To move the entire motion path, click it to turn the pointer to a four-way arrow, then drag the motion path where you want it.
- The Shapes and Loops paths are closed, meaning the object returns to its starting point. To return to the starting point with an open path, such as Lines, Arcs, Turns, or Custom Path, right-click the path and then click Close Path. A linear path is added from the previous end point to the starting point.
- To change the shape of a motion path, right-click the path and then click Edit Points. Square black handles appear on the path. Drag one of the handles to move that portion of the path.
- Any part of the path, including the beginning or ending point, can operate off the slide.To see the complete animation and sound for the slide, on the Animations tab, in the Preview group, click Preview.