By: Geetesh Bajaj
Last Updated: September 3, 2011
01/05/2016 12:43 AM
If you want to create movie-credits style animations in PowerPoint, you will miss the Crawl Entrance animation option that was available in older versions of PowerPoint. You can substitute Crawl with Fly In, and change the animation speed to something slower such as 15 seconds, and also set the direction of the Fly In animation to From Bottom. The Star Wars credits style is a variant of the Crawl animation. In this style, the text crawls from bottom to the top, as it also does with Crawl. Additionally, the text diminishes in size all the time until it fades into oblivion. It is a real neat effect, and it is possible to accomplish it in PowerPoint 2013 if you combine multiple animations.
03/10/2015 11:41 PM
What if you are in a situation where you must give your presentation within a time constraint? Maybe you have been allowed precisely 15 or 10 minutes, and then you need to wrap up. How will you keep track of the time? One solution to this issue is to use the countdown timers in your presentation. This tutorial explains how you can add a countdown timer within your presentation in PowerPoint 2007 using a ready-to-use video file.
03/08/2015 10:08 PM
You have a 5 minute video or audio clip playing on your slide. And exactly after the clip has played for 30 seconds, you want some text to appear super-imposed above the video clip. It might seem difficult, but you can end up with these results quite easily using the Trigger Animation option. These Trigger animations typically happen as a result of a click on some other slide object -- but in PowerPoint 2013, you can now cause Trigger animations to also happen on media playback through a Bookmark.
03/03/2015 11:55 PM
We are happy to announce a second bunch of Countdown Timer slides. After the success of our first Countdown Timer series, here's another set that contains longer countdowns (10 and 15 minutes each). Plus, we also include video clips in this series, if you want these countdown timers as video clips rather than slides. Additionally, this series includes 10 sample bonus presentations with ready-to-use countdown slides (just copy the first slide to your presentation).
03/03/2015 10:04 PM
Do you need to keep track of the time you spend while delivering your slides? What if you are in a situation where you must give your presentation within precisely 15 or 10 minutes, and then wrap up? In such a scenario, it becomes necessary that you keep an eye for the time. This tutorial explains how you can achieve this goal by adding a countdown timer within your presentation in PowerPoint 2010 using a ready-to-use video file.
03/02/2015 09:46 PM
Imagine that you are about to give a presentation that contains certain number of slides, and you’ve got 15 minutes in all to complete the whole presentation and wrap up every detail – all in those 15 minutes! Or maybe you have only 10 minutes? What will you do? In this tutorial, we will show you how you can create a countdown timer using a ready-to-use video file, right within PowerPoint 2013.
02/23/2015 06:50 AM
Let's imagine you have a 3 minute video or audio clip. Exactly after the clip has played for a minute, you want some text to appear super-imposed above the video clip, or just show on the slide while the audio clip is playing. All this while, the original audio or video clip should continue playing. It might seem difficult, but you can end up with these results quite easily using the Trigger Animation option. These Trigger animations typically happen as a result of a click on some other slide object -- but in PowerPoint 2010, you can now cause Trigger animations to also happen on media playback through a Bookmark.
02/12/2015 12:28 AM
Do you want to create something cool this Valentine's Day? Then just load up PowerPoint, and get started with this "idea kit". The download contains two animated Valentine's Day PowerPoint presentations. Detailed tutorial slides are within the presentation that explains how you can create these Valentine's Day animated slides on your own.
12/24/2014 01:04 AM
We created this card completely inside of PowerPoint! Every single shape you see such as the circles, the stars, and the sparkles have been created and animated inside PowerPoint -- we used PowerPoint 2013 for this card but tested this in all versions back to PowerPoint 2003 -- yes, it does play best in PowerPoint 2013 but still looks great in previous versions.
12/21/2014 10:35 PM
Two animated Christmas PowerPoint presentations are included within this download. The first presentation is available in two color variations: white and black. And the second presentation is available in seven color variations: grey, khaki, midnight blue, peach, plum, royal blue, and teal. Go ahead and download these and use these as you want -- retaining credit for these slides is something we will appreciate!
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