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Customizing Your Animation
Note that each of the paragraphs in the text placeholder has been
assigned the number 1 or 2 to indicate the sequence in which the
paragraphs will be animated. In the Custom Animation pane, the animation
that was added in Step 4 is given the single number 1; number 2 doesn’t
appear in the pane. That’s because although this animation is applied
to two separate paragraphs, it is treated as a single animation in the
Custom Animation pane.
However, if you click the double-down arrow beneath the animation, the
two separate paragraph animations will be listed individually, as shown
in Figure 9-7.
Figure 9-7: Text paragraphs can be listed separately in the Custom Animation pane.
5. (Optional) Use the Effect Options control to select additional options
for the effect.
For example, if you choose a Fly In effect, you can use the Effect Options
control to specify the direction from which you want the text to fly.
6. To preview the animation, click the Play button at the bottom of the
Custom Animation task pane.
Or, if you prefer, just run the slide show to see how the animation looks.
If nothing happens, click the mouse button to start the animation.
If you add more than one effect to a slide, the effects are initiated one at a
time by mouse clicks, in the order you create them. You can drag effects up
or down in the custom animation list to change the order of the effects. For
more information about changing the order or setting up automatic effects,
see the “Timing your animations” section, later in this chapter.
You can further tweak an effect by clicking the down arrow that appears next to
the effect in the custom animation list and then choosing Effect Options. Doing
this brings up a dialog box similar to the one shown in Figure 9-8. This dialog box
has settings that let you add a sound to the animation, change the color of the
object after the animation completes, and specify how you want text animated
(All at Once, One Word at a Time, or One Letter at a Time). Depending on the
type of effect, additional controls might appear in this dialog box.
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