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About this lesson
How to get your slides ready for a professional presentation including transitions between slides and animating slide elements.
Animations and Transitions
Transitions make your slideshow look more dynamic when moving from one slide to the next, and animations allow the objects on your slides to appear and disappear while holding the audience’s attention.
When to use
Transitions and animations draw the viewer’s attention to each new piece of information as it’s presented. Transitions draw their attention to each new slide, and animations draw their attention to new information as it appears within a slide.
Adding a transition to a slide
- Click “Transitions” in the toolbar to open the “Animations” sidebar
- In the “Animations” sidebar, click the drop down menu and choose an animation
- Move the slider to change the speed
- Click “Apply to all slides” to use that transition on every slide in the presentation
Adding an animation to an object
- Right click an object and click “Animate”
- Select an object and click “Add animation” in the “Animations” sidebar
- “x” button: remove animation
- “Fade in” drop down menu: Choose how the text appears and disappears
- “On click” dropdown menu: Choose when the animation runs
- On click: The animation runs when you click, press the spacebar, or arrow keys
- After previous: The animation runs as soon as the last animation finishes
- With pervious: The animation runs at the same time as the last animation
- By paragraph: Animates individual paragraphs in a text
- Slider: Choose how quickly the animation plays
- Click animation
- Drag animation up or down in the “Animations” sidebar
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