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Drawing a Custom Motion Path
By Category. All the bars for the ﬁ rst category appear at once (an entire group-
ing of multicolored bars), then the second category’s bars, and so on.
By Element in Series. Each data point is animated separately, in this order:
each point (from bottom to top or left to right) in series 1, then each point in
series 2, and so on. This option does not appear unless you have more than one
category and series.
By Element in Category. Each data point is animated separately, in this order:
each point (from bottom to top or left to right) in category 1, then each point
in category 2, and so on. This option does not appear unless you have more than
one category and series.
You can animate the chart by series, by category, or by individual data points.
You can also set up chart animation from the Effect Options dialog box. Collapse the chart’s
animation in the Animation pane (if needed), and then right-click it and choose Effect
Options. In the dialog box that appears, click the Chart Animation tab, and make your
selection there. The choices are exactly the same as on the menu (Figure 16.23), plus there
is one additional check box: Start Animation by Drawing the Chart Background, which is on
by default. It animates the grid and legend. If you deselect this option, these items appear
immediately on the slide, and the data bars, slices, or other chart elements appear sepa-
rately from them.
You do not have to use the same animation effect for each category or each series of the
chart. After you set up the chart to animate each piece individually, individual entries
appear for each piece on the list in the Animation pane. You can expand this list and then
apply individual settings to each piece. For example, you could have some data bars on a
chart ﬂ y in from one direction, and other data bars ﬂ y in from another direction. You can
also reorder the pieces so that the data points build in a different order from the default