Ch 6: Apply Transitions and Animations in PowerPoint

About This Chapter

This set of instructional PowerPoint videos will show you how to apply transitions and animations to your slideshows and presentations. Follow our step-by-step guides to learn how to take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level.

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.

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