Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Layering Animation Effects
Text to appear one line at a time
Images to appear after narration finishes
Arrows to have a
repeating pulse effect
Images to fly up
from bottom
Figure 19-3 Before animation is added and timed, objects on a slide might look like they’re
sitting on top of one another. Properly orchestrated animation removes this impression in Slide
Show view.
The first animation is easy. You select the text box with the bulleted list, click Add
Animation on the Animations tab, and select an entrance effect. For this example, we use Zoom.
Next we’ll add the Fly In entrance effect to the image of the man, and then the woman.
The default direction for Fly In is from the bottom of the slide. For our purposes, that
works well.
Note that most animations, like Fly In, have their own set of effect options. You have access
to the available effects after you apply the animation. You can see an applied animation’s
effects by clicking Effect Options on the Animations tab. The options vary depending on
the animation, but they often include an animation direction. In the case of a text box, you
also get the option of animating all the text at once, as one object, or as a paragraph.
INSIDE OUT Animate a SmartArt object
After you apply an entrance effect to a SmartArt object, you can use the Effect Options
menu on the Animations tab to specify whether the object is built all at once or with
each element “one by one.” Apply the One By One setting to see each bullet or level
displayed separately, one at a time.
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