Close any open
PowerPoint presentations. Right click and save the file below.
1. Open the document -
double click on the file you downloaded. PowerPoint should
load a file with a picture of an owl. This task develops your
animation skills. As with WordArt, it is very important you
don't go over the top with animation. Clever and effective use
will make a great presentation, but if you use too much the
presentation will look amateur and disjointed.
2. The presentation
has six slides. You need to add in subtle animation, page
transitions and timings. This is easy!
3. There are a number
of ways to add animation. One easy way is to select an
object (once selected an object, such as a text box or image,
will have small squares or circles around its edge). Hover
over the selected object and press the right mouse button.
4. From the options
that appear, select "Custom animation".
5. The "Custom
Animation" options will appear. This is a very powerful tool
that most people overuse. To animate your object select "Add
effect" or select an effect from the drop down box. There are
many different options to choose from, but explore these later.
Just select one effect.
6. Work through the
other five slides and animate each object. When you have
completed this, press F5 to view your slideshow.
7. You move through
each slide by clicking the mouse or pressing a key. We can do
better than that. You can add in slide transitions and tell
the slideshow to automatically move on. From the "Slide
Show" option on the menu bar, select "Slide Transition".
You can now chose an effect - try "Dissolve".
8. At the moment your
presentation advances with a mouse click. Change this by
unticking the mouse click option and select "Automatically" -
type in the number "4" to force the presentation to wait 4 seconds
before moving on.
9. View your slideshow
again - this time it should move on automatically! If it
doesn't, work through the previous steps again. Check you have
selected all the options correctly.
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