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Setting Additional Effect Options
However, these galleries don’t include all the available effect options. To see additional
settings, click the dialog box launcher in the lower right corner of the Animation group on
the Animations tab. Alternatively, click the arrow next to any effect in the Animation pane
and choose Effect Options from the menu. Either way, a dialog box with two or three tabs
(depending on what type of object is selected) opens. In this dialog box, you can get more
specific with your effect timing, appearance, and sounds.
For example, most animations are set to happen “fast.” They come in. They go out. No
muss; no fuss. To make an animation’s movement a little slower, click the Timing tab in the
effect options dialog box, as shown in Figure 19-9. Next to Duration, select your preferred
speed from the list.
Figure 19-9 The effect options dialog box is different for each type of animation effect.
The Start, Delay, and Triggers options in the effect options dialog box are the same as you
see on the ribbon. Two additional options include Repeat and Rewind.
Under the Repeat option, you can select (or type) a specific number of times for the
animation to occur, including keeping it going until you click or until the end of the slide is
reached. This effect works well if you’re animating a ball rolling up or down a hill, but it’s
often more annoying than effective when you display an object on the screen over and
If you select Rewind When Done Playing, the object returns to its original size and location
after an animation is complete. For example, if you use an emphasis animation to increase
the size of text, setting it to rewind restores the text to its original size.