Click the Direction from Which Text Comes
Once you've selected an effect from the Effect
list, the Direction
arrows will activate. Click one of the arrows to indicate the direction from which the text is to arrive . For example, if you click To Bottom
button (the down arrow), the text will arrive on the screen from the top of the slide and drop downward until it rests in its proper position in the text box.
Depending on which effect you chose, you may or may not be able to change the Properties
section. If the Start inside
option is available, clicking it will make the animation begin inside the text box instead of entering the text box first from the direction you indicate. In other words, if you selected the Scroll Back and Forth
effect, the text will first enter its area from the direction you chose and then shake back and forth. If you've clicked to select the Start inside
option, however, the text instantly appears inside its text box area and begins moving back and forth without any entrance . If available, click to select Text visible when exiting
option to keep the text on the screen after the animation completes (for when you don't request a continuous animation). Click the Continuous
option to keep the animation going after it has performed its first cycle. The Continuous
option keeps the animation going until the next slide appears on the screen.
You're sure to lose your audience's attention if you keep the animation continuous as you talk! Leave the Continuous option unchecked for presentations you'll be controlling while speaking. You can keep the Continuous option checked for any animations that take place on automatic presentations that run on their own.
value determines how many pixels
the animation moves at each step. The smaller the number, the slower the animation moves; the larger the number, the faster the animation moves. The Delay
option determines how long Impress waits before repeating the animation if you've elected to use continuous animation. Click the OK
button to close the dialog box.
KEY TERM Pixels
An abbreviation for picture elements
, which refers to the smallest addressable dot, or graphic element, on a screen or printer.