Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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For more information about working in Normal view, see “Presentation View Options” on
page 584. For more information about working in Slide Show view, see “Delivering a Live
Presentation” on page 633.
There are several types of animations you can apply to selected objects by using the Add
Animation option on the Animations tab, including entrance, emphasis, exit, and motion
paths.
Entrance controls how an object first appears on a slide.
Emphasis sets animation on an object already on a slide.
Exit defines how an object leaves a slide.
Motion paths are the most customizable and allow you to define a specific
direction or path that an animated object follows. This effect works well for nonstandard
motions, such as along a curve.
Using each animation effect or a combination, you can bring life to your slide’s objects. You
can use animation to stack objects, minimize the amount of text your audience reads at any
given time, catch your audience’s attention, or mimic a video (as the Five Rules template
does). For example, you could use an entrance effect to bring text onto a slide, an emphasis
effect to change the color of the text, and then an exit effect to remove it to make room for
the next set of text items you’ll talk about.
When you click Add Animation, the Animation gallery, shown in Figure 19-2, shows you
several available animations.
Although the Animation gallery shows a fairly large list of animations, there are too many
to display in one gallery. To see all available animations, you need to select the type of
animation you want to apply from the set of More links at the bottom of the gallery. The
resulting dialog box lists all available animations for the selected type. If you move the
dialog box to the side and then select an effect, you can see a preview of it on the selected
object back on the slide. This way, you can still preview the effect before you make your
final decision.
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