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Need a Little Inspiration?
text? Does your audience need to remember all 100 words, or can you summarize it in one
really big, animated word supplemented with some audio narration? If you have a bulleted
list, does your audience need to see the whole list at the same time, or can you show just
one item at a time?
Think outside the box. With animation, you don’t need a separate slide each time you want
to show something on the screen. You can control which objects appear when and for how
long. Objects can have multiple animations assigned to them, each with its own trigger and
Need a Little Inspiration?
Animation is best experienced and not read about; you’ll learn more by doing and seeing
than by reading. For a little inspiration, view the Five Rules presentation by clicking File,
New, Sample Templates, Five Rules, Create.
This presentation was developed to inspire you with some well-placed animation, slide
transitions, and narration. After you open it, watch the entire presentation in Slide Show
view so you can get the full experience. Then, switch to Normal view and use the
techniques in this chapter to see how the dynamic animation and transitions create what looks
much more like a video than a presentation.
Adding Animation
When you’re ready to add your own animations, use Normal view and the Animations tab,
which is shown in Figure 19-1.
Figure 19-1 From the Animations tab, you can add, remove, and customize animation effects
and timing.
Note that animation effects are set in Normal view and seen in Slide Show view. However,
there is a Preview option on the Animations tab that lets you see the animation in action
while you’re working in Normal view.
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