Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Animating Slide Content
2. Click through the presentation, displaying each slide for as long as you want
it to appear in the actual show. To move to the next slide, you can click the slide,
click the Next button in the Recording toolbar (right-pointing arrow), or press Page
When setting timings, it may help to read the text on the slide, slowly and out
loud, to simulate how an audience member who reads slowly would proceed. When
you have read all of the text on the slide, pause for one or two more seconds and
then advance. If you need to pause the rehearsal at any time, click the Pause but-
ton. When you are ready to resume, click the Pause button again.
If you make a mistake on the timing for a slide, click the Repeat button to begin
timing this slide again from 00:00.
When you reach the fi nal slide, a dialog box appears, asking whether you want to
keep the new slide timings.
If you want a slide to display for a fairly long time, such as 30 seconds or more, you might i nd it faster to enter the
desired time in the Current Slide Timing text box on the Recording toolbar rather than waiting the full amount of time
before advancing. To do this, click in the text box, type the desired time, and press Tab. You must press the Tab key
after entering the time (do not click the Next button) or PowerPoint will not apply your change.
3. Click Yes to accept the new slide timings.
If you want to temporarily discard the rehearsed timings, deselect the Use Timings check box on the Slide Show tab.
This turns off all automatic timings and allows the show to advance through mouse-clicks only. To clear timings alto-
gether, choose Slide Show
Record Slide Show
Clear Timings on All Slides.
Animating Slide Content
Whereas transitions determine how a slide (as a whole) enters the screen, animations deter-
mine what happens to the slide’s content after that point. You might animate a bulleted list
by having each bullet point fade in one by one, for example, or you might make a picture
gradually grow or shrink to emphasize it. The effects that you can create are limited only
by your imagination.
Animation gives you full control over how the objects on your slides appear, move, and
disappear. You can not only choose from the full range of animation effects for each object,
but you can also specify in what order the objects appear and what sound is associated with
their appearance.
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