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#108 Learn How to Create PowerPoint Animations

February 22, 2012

Have you been wanting to improve your PowerPoint presentations and add a little something extra? Animations are a great way to smooth transitions between slides and keep your viewers engaged. The PowerPoint Skills Builder video series is a great way to learn more. Try out lessons one and two today.

PowerPoint Skills Builder

Lesson 1: Animations and transitions

  • Video 1: Learn how to quickly add an animation and set its options.
  • Video 2: Learn how to animate text, charts, and shapes. Also included in this video is a tip on how to copy animations using the Animation Painter.
  • Video 3: Learn how to apply an animation to all slides using the Slide Master.
  • Video 4: Learn how to apply an animation effect between slides. PowerPoint calls this a “transition.”

Lesson 2: Going further with animations

  • Video 1: Find out about the Animation Pane (previously known as the Custom Animation Pane). This pane is the key to getting fine control over your animations.
  • Video 2: Learn how to get control over the timing of your animations. Speed things up, change the duration, and set a delay.
  • Video 3: Learn how to change the order of animations. Plus, learn about additional animation options available to you.
  • Video 4: Learn how to glide, or, animate objects along a distinct path using motion paths.
Source: Microsoft Office Blog

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