Change custom animation effects and settings. Change sequence of custom animations in a slide.

Custom animations are applied to individual slide elements like charts, graphics, titles, bullet points etc. We apply slide animation from ‘Normal View’ so that each element on the slide can be selected. Once applied, the custom animations can also be changed. Also, we can even change the sequence of the animation effects in a slide.


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Now, to change the custom animation effects, choose the option ‘Custom Animation’ from the Tasks Pane or from ‘Slide Show’ option in the main menu bar. The below shown dialog box will appear.

5-custom-animationThis dialog displays the list of all the animation effects which have been applied to the slide. Now click on the one which needs to be changed and then click on the ‘Modify Effect’ icon. Upon clicking the ‘Modify Effect’ icon, a new dialog box appears. Now, from this dialog box various animation effects can be applied. We will discuss about each one of these.

6-modify-effectsFirstly, if we want to apply an animation effect to an object for the way it should be displayed on the screen, select the ‘Entrance’ tab and then select the appropriate effect from the list that appears.

Secondly, if we want to apply animation effects to objects for changing the color, then select the ‘Emphasis’ tab and choose the effect from the list that appears.

Thirdly, if we want to apply an animation effect to an object for the way it leaves the screen, then select the ‘Exit’ tab and choose the effect from the list that appears.

After selecting the appropriate effect, click on ‘OK’ and the effect will get applied to the object.

We can set the speed of the animation effects from the ‘Speed’ option as has been shown in the above illustration and we can also check the ‘Automatic Preview’ checkbox if we need to see the effects before applying them to the objects.

This is how we can change the custom animation effects.

As we have already seen, all the animation effects we apply to the slide will appear in the form of a list in the ‘Custom Animation’ section in the Tasks Pane. Now to change the sequence of the different animation effects, we can choose the different options from the ‘Start’ drop down list. If we need to start the animation on the click of a mouse button then choose the ‘On Click’ option or if we need to run the animation at the same time as the previous animation then choose the ‘With Previous’ option and if we need to run the animation as soon as the previous animation ends then choose the ‘After Previous’ option. The visual description of all these options has been shown in the illustration.

7-list-of-effectsSo by choosing the appropriate option from this list, we can change the order of the animation effects as per the requirements.

Animate chart elements by series, by category, by elements in series. Animate, do not animate chart grid and legend.

In LibreOffice Impress, we can add animation effects to a chart as a whole but not to individual chart elements. So it is not possible to animate chart elements by series or by category or to add animation effects to chart grid and legend separately. We can only add animation effects to a chart as a whole.


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Advanced Presentations – Animation — 19 Comments

  1. Hi please i’ve been missing lessons, and I really need to catch up so that I can take my Exam for my certificate.
    Thanks.

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