Understanding Presentations – Animation Effects
Add, remove preset animation effects for different slide elements.
Slide 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.
Now to apply animation, choose option ‘Custom Animation’ from the Tasks Pane or from ‘Slide Show’ option in the main menu bar. The following dialog box will appear.
To add custom animation effects we click on the ‘green plus (+) sign’ as has been shown in the above dialog box. Upon clicking the ‘green plus sign’, a new dialog box appears. Now, from this dialog box various animation effects can be applied. We will discuss about each one of these.
Firstly, 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.
All the animation effects we have applied will appear in the form of a list in the ‘Custom Animation’ section in the Task Pane. Now to start the animation, we can choose the options from the ‘Start’ drop down list. If we need to start the animation on the click of a mouse 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.
We can remove the animation effects from the object by simply selecting the effect from the ‘Custom Animation’ area and clicking on remove button represented by red colored ‘X’ sign and the effect will get removed from the object.