Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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On Click for its exit trigger, which will make it disappear when you click the mouse. Set its
associated text box to With Previous and have it animate immediately after this photo so
that the text box disappears at the same time as the photo.
Next, place the other text box and other picture over the top of the ﬁ rst items. In Normal
view, it looks like each spot has both a picture and a text box. You must now animate the
new text box and the new picture with entrance effects that are set to With Previous so
that both will appear at the same time the other two items are exiting. They all have the
same animation number because they all occur simultaneously.
To preview animation effects while remaining in Normal view, click the Preview button on
the Animations tab. To preview an animation sequence on a slide from a certain animation
effect forward, select that animation effect in the Animation Pane and then click the Play
From button on the Animation Pane.
It is always a good idea to preview animation effects in Slide Show view after creating
them. To do this, choose Slide Show
From Current Slide. When you
have ﬁ nished checking the effects, press Esc to return to PowerPoint.
Start Slide Show
In this chapter, you learned how to animate the objects on your slides to create some great
special effects and how to create animated transitions from slide to slide. You can specify
sounds, speeds, and timing for effects and layer effects to occur sequentially or simulta-
neously. Use this newfound knowledge for good, not evil! In other words, do not apply so
many animations that your audience focuses more on the effects than on your message.
If you would like more practice with these effects, work through Lab 2 at the end of this
In the next chapter, you’ll learn how to create support materials such as handouts and
speaker notes for a presentation and how to format and ﬁ ne-tune their formatting.