Using Animation Schemes

You can apply preset animation to slide text using animation schemes that provide options ranging from subtle to highly creative animations. Pinwheel, Neutron, and Boomerang and Exit are just a few examples of PowerPoint animation schemes. To preview their effects, try out a few to find the one that's right for your presentation.

To apply an animation scheme to one or more selected slides, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Slide Show, Animation Schemes. The Slide Design task pane, shown in Figure 15.2, opens with the Animation Schemes option selected.

    Figure 15.2. Animation Schemes offers a fast and simple way to animate your slides.



    If you already have a task pane open , you can click the down arrow at the top of the pane and choose Slide DesignAnimation Schemes from the menu that appears.

  2. Choose the animation you want from the Apply to Selected Slides list. The list displays the Recently Used animation schemes first and then divides the remaining schemes into the Subtle, Moderate, and Exciting categories.


    Make sure that the AutoPreview check box is selected so that you can preview your animations as you apply them.

  3. To preview what this animation effect looks like within the current view (or preview it again if you selected the AutoPreview check box), click the Play button. To start a slideshow, click the Slide Show button.

    To learn more about running slideshows, see Chapter 9, p. 175 .

  4. To apply the animation scheme to the entire presentation, click the Apply to All Slides button.

If you later decide you don't want a particular animation scheme, choose the No Animation option in the Apply to Selected Slides list in the Slide DesignAnimation Schemes task pane.


When you run a slideshow of your presentation, only the title appears at first when a slide appears. To make each bullet point appear, click the mouse.

Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
ISBN: 0789729571
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 261 © 2008-2017.
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