Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adjusting Effect Options
Animating Objects
Figure 23-12:
This dialog box has additional animation effect options that
don’t appear on the Animations tab: Add a sound effect, dim
an object after animation, or animate text.
3. ClickOK.
4. PowerPoint plays a preview of the animation, complete with your new
soundeffect.
If you want to adjust the volume, choose a different sound, or remove the sound
effect, then reopen the dialog box, make your adjustments, and then click OK.
Dimming text
Well-designed presentations focus viewers’ attention on the current point. And the
Dim feature can help you there. This feature dims the previous object when a new
one enters. So if you’re discussing items on a bulleted list, point by point, the
previous bullet dims (but is still visible) when a new bullet enters. This makes it clear to
your audience which point you’re now discussing.
Note: Use dimming for text, not images. You can make black text dim to gray, for example. If you try to
dim a picture in the same way, though, the picture gets replaced by a gray shape. If you want to dim a
picture, use the workaround in the box on page 644.
Here’s how to dim some text when the next object enters:
1. Applyanimationtothetextthatwilldim.Youmighthavethetextdissolveor
wipein,forexample.Selectthetextboxand,intheAnimationssectionofthe
Animationstab,clickthelower-rightShowAdditionalEffectOptionsbutton
(Alt,A,M).
The Effect Options dialog box (Figure 23-12) for that effect opens.
 
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