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In this video, you will animate some of the images and text on your slides.

Animating objects like text and images is a way to add movement to your slides.

Effects like animations and transitions, which you’ll add in the next video, make your slides look more interesting and fun.

They engage your audience and allow you to share information about your topic in different ways.

To start, click on the title on the title slide to animate it.

Then, choose from the list of animation effects.

Test different animations until you find the one that works best for your presentation.

The default setting to make your animations appear is “on click.”

If you leave this in place, you’ll need to press a key to see the animation.

Select “after previous” to make the animation happen automatically as the slide presentation progresses.

If you included a subtitle, animate it as well.

Adjust the speed of the animations until you are happy with the effect.

Test your animations again.

Now go to the next slide and choose what you’d like to animate.

While animating is fun, it’s best not to animate everything so it doesn’t distract from your message.

You can animate images the same way as text.

Make sure the animations begin “after previous” so they run automatically.

Now, animate your next slide.

You can animate any captions you included on your slides, too.

Continue animating your slides.

Animate the closing message for your presentation in a way that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.

For example, you may want to zoom out to show that your presentation is finished.

Finally, preview your presentation to see what all of your animations will look like together.

Now, it’s your turn: Animate some of the images and text on your slides, adjust the effects and the speed of the animations, and preview your presentation.

Instructions

  1. Animate some of the images and text on your slides.
  2. Adjust the effects and the speed of the animations.
  3. Preview your presentation.