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Apply Transitions and Animations: Chapter Summary
Once you've mastered the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation, it's time to learn some of the advanced features which will give your presentation an extra degree of polish and professionalism. Animations and transitions will not only improve the visual engagement of a PowerPoint slideshow, but they can also help you to get your message across effectively to your audience. This chapter will give you advice not only on how to add animations and transitions to your slideshow, but also shares the best practices for using them effectively.
Our video lessons break PowerPoint skills and techniques into small, manageable chunks and are taught by experienced PowerPoint experts. Each video lesson is accompanied by an interactive online quiz that tests your understanding of the concepts examined in the video.
Topics covered in this chapter include:
- Adding transitions between PowerPoint slides
- Managing multiple transitions
- Modifying transition effect options
- Applying animations to shapes, text and paths
- Modifying your animation options
- Setting the timing for your transitions and animations
- Modifying the duration of your effects
- Configuring the start and finish options
- Using the PowerPoint 2013 Animation Pane
Note all demonstrations in this chapter will be using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Certain features, tools, or displays may be different in other versions.
1. How to Add Transitions Between PowerPoint Slides
In this lesson, we will be demonstrating how to insert transitions between slides, modify transition effect options and manage multiple transitions in PowerPoint presentations.
2. Animating Shapes and Text in Your PowerPoint Slideshow
Learn how to apply animations to your PowerPoint presentations in this video lesson. We will go over how to animate text and objects and how to set the timing for the animations.
3. Adding Paths to Animations in PowerPoint
PowerPoint offers several built-in animation effects. But did you know you can create your own animations by using custom motion paths? This lesson will guide you through the steps to adding custom animation effects to objects on your slide.
4. How to Set the Timing of Your PowerPoint Transitions and Animations
PowerPoint has several built-in special effects to use for transitions and animations. This lesson will go one step further and discuss the timing elements, such as Duration and Delay, that can be tailored to your presentation.
5. How to Use the Animation Pane in PowerPoint
When you need more control over the timing of your animations, learning to use the Animation Pane is key. This lesson will introduce you to the Animation Pane in PowerPoint and explain how to use the tool to adjust the timing of animations.
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