Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Create a Motion Path for Animations
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
1.
In Normal view, under the Slides tab, select the slide
that contains the object for which you want to create a
motion path.
2.
Select the object on the slide.
3.
In the Ribbon, click the Animations tab. In the
Animations Group, click Custom Animation.
4.
In the Custom Animation task pane, click Add Effect
and then select Motion Paths, as shown in Figure 14-2.
5.
Figure 14-2: Apply a standard motion path to your animated object
Photo Credit: PhotoSpin
Choose from the following:
Standard Motion Path: Choose from one of the
standard paths.
Draw Custom Path: Choose from one of four ways
to draw your path. Freeform enables you to draw a
path with curved (drag) and straight (click and move
mouse) lines. Scribble enables you to drag curved lines
as if you were using a pen on paper, as shown in
Figure 14-3. Line lets you drag straight lines. And Curve
lets you draw by clicking where you want your curves.
More Motion Paths: Choose from additional
standard paths.
6.
Your motion path appears on the slide. Adjust your path
by selecting it and dragging any one of the nodes.
7.
Figure 14-3: Draw a custom motion path
Photo Credit: PhotoSpin
Click Play, at the bottom of the pane, to preview the
effect on your displayed slide.
8.
Click Slide Show, at the bottom of the pane, to play the
presentation from your displayed slide forward.
9.
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