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Using the Animations Tab
6. Use the On Mouse Click or After options to indicate how the transition
should be triggered.
If you want to control the pace of the slide show yourself, select the On
Mouse Click check box. Then, the slide will remain visible until you click
the mouse. If you want the slide to advance automatically after a delay,
select the After check box and specify the time delay.
To apply the animation to the entire presentation, click Apply to All. This
applies the animation to all the slides in the presentation.
Here are some additional points to keep in mind when using slide transitions:
Consider computer speed: Transition effects look better on faster
computers, which have more raw processing horsepower to implement the
fancy pixel dexterity required to produce good-looking transitions. If
your computer is a bit slow, change the speed setting to Fast so the
transition won’t drag.
Select sets of transitions: Some of the transition effects come in matched
sets that apply the same effect from different directions. You can create
a cohesive set of transitions by alternating among these related effects
from slide to slide. For example, set up the first slide with Wipe Right,
the second slide with Wipe Left, the third with Wipe Down, and so on.
Preview transitions: When you work in Slide Sorter View, you can click
the little star icon beneath each slide to preview the transition for that
slide. Also, the automatic slide timing is shown beneath the slide if you
set the slide to advance automatically.
Using the Animations Tab
Besides slide transitions, the most common type of animation in PowerPoint
is adding entrance and exit effects to the text that appears on the slide. This
effect is especially useful for bullet lists because it lets you display the list
one item at a time. You can have each item appear out of nowhere, drop from
the top of the screen, march in from the left or right, or do a back somersault
followed by two cartwheels and a double-twist flip (talc, please!).
This type of animation is often called a build effect because it lets you build
your points one by one. It’s easy to apply this type of animation using the
Animations tab of the Ribbon, shown in Figure 9-3.
Figure 9-3: The Animations tab.
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