Have you ever sat through a presentation where the slides you see are not very interesting and they don’t capture your imagination? I’m not saying that the presentation needs to be all singing and all dancing but applying basic animation in PowerPoint it can just lift the whole presentation and add interest to it.
Here we have exactly what we need. A list of what the presentation is going to be about. But if the speaker wishes to embellish upon this list before going into the presentation it would be a good idea to have them appear one at a time rather than all at once so the speaker has the control over the presentation.
Adding simple animation
Click in the list area of your slide to activate that list.
As you can see the default is set to “None” and you can see a lot of different styles of animation in the Ribbon. It is wise to select each one in turn and experiment to see which ones you really like and more importantly which ones work for your specific presentation. Yes it’s a long laborious task but one well worth doing.
Depending upon the effect you have chosen depends upon the outcome. For example, “Appear” just makes all the bullet point appear at once but move onto the next effect “Fade” and they appear though a fade sequence one bullet point at a time. This is your control.
Here you can refine the effect. The default is set so that each bullet point comes in on its own, one at a time.
Don’t forget that each time you select a new setting it will add this to your animation routine so please delete the ones you don’t want and ALWAYS play your presentation through thoroughly to make sure you have the affects you desire and it all works well.
My advice to all is that don’t overdo your presentation with too much animation. Each letter can for instance appear on its own in a string of text this is fun but very boring if over used. Also SOUND. Please don’t over use this either. Little is more.