Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting Animation Timing
The Duration option in the Timing group affects the selected animation and is separate
from slide timings. In our three-bullet text placeholder example, the current animation is
an entrance effect that displays the text one paragraph at a time and starts with the After
Previous setting. So far, so good.
Unfortunately, the default duration is only half a second. PowerPoint divides the duration
by the number of objects it needs to display and evenly spaces out the animations. This
often means that your text shows up too quickly and doesn’t match the pace of your
presentation or the slide’s background narration. To allow more time between the appearance
of each bullet, you can increase the duration.
In addition to adequately spacing out your text displays, another benefit to setting text to
be built by paragraphs is that you can insert other objects you want to display in between
bullets and then use the Reorder option at the bottom of the Animation pane to adjust the
animation sequence. You can use the Move Earlier and Move Later options on the
Animations tab to achieve the same effect.
Figure 19-7 shows the sequence in which the animation will appear.
First line of text zooms in
Image flies in
Second line of text zooms in
Second image flies in
Figure 19-7 You can reorder animations from the Animation pane or in the Timings group on
the Animations tab.
One final option related to animation timing is delay. In the Delay box, specify (in seconds)
how long the animation should wait before appearing on the slide. A delay is helpful if the