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09/17/2014 11:41 PM

Slice and Animate Pictures in PowerPoint

You can crop pictures in PowerPoint, and of course you can animate them. But as you may observe frequently in life, synergy yields results that exceed the mere sum of two or more initiatives. And that's true in a way for the technique we will explore on this page -- we call this Slice and Animate. The two techniques being used for this synergy are cropping pictures and adding animation.


09/09/2014 03:16 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animating SmartArt

After inserting a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013, you can add animation to your SmartArt, you'll discover that the entire graphic animates at the same time -- it may seem that you have no control over animating individual SmartArt shapes, but that's not entirely true since PowerPoint 2013 does provide some control over animating SmartArt shapes -- in this tutorial, you'll learn where to find those options, and how to use them to animate a SmartArt graphic with more control.


08/24/2014 11:55 PM

PowerPoint Animation: Gears, Yet Again (Series 03)

Here’s the new, third set of animated Gears -- we call this one Animated Gears Yet Again! The previous two series can be found here, and here. Like the earlier series, these come in both animated & non animated versions. The time-consuming process of using Gears and animating them in PowerPoint is now made easy again. Watch the video on this page and explore how the gears animate perfectly in the slide.


08/12/2014 10:33 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Add Trigger for Audio and Video Media Actions

An interactive PowerPoint presentation always interests audiences since it gets them involved actively navigating the slides. However, the audiences for whom these interactive slides are intended must be aware that some interactivity has been included so that they can click a slide object to cause an action to happen. With trigger animations, you click on a PowerPoint shape (or even an Action Button or any other slide object) to cause an audio or video clip on the same slide to play, pause, resume, or even stop.


08/11/2014 10:26 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Media Actions for Video

A Video Action in PowerPoint is something that causes an event for any inserted movie/video clip -- these are simple events such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. Although PowerPoint classifies Movie Actions as an animation type, these are not strictly animations. However, since Movie Actions can be accessed through the Add Animation gallery, we have included this tutorial in our Animations section. Once you add these Media Actions to your video clips, PowerPoint will allow you to make these Actions interact with other animations, including Triggers.


08/10/2014 10:31 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Media Actions for Audio

We have already explored how you can add an audio clip within a PowerPoint slide. Once you place an audio clip, you can associate this clip with several Media actions such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. And although Media actions work the same way for both audio and video clips, there are some subtle differences. Due to these differences, we will explore both of them separately. In this tutorial, we will explore Media Actions for Audio in PowerPoint 2013.


08/07/2014 11:14 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Trigger Animations

PowerPoint's animation options allow users to create a plethora of movement effects, all the way from the amazing to the dizzying. However, most of these animation effects have events associated with them -- the three main events are On Click, With Previous, and After Previous. Whichever event you use, PowerPoint offers an extra animation option called Triggers. This causes your animated objects to swing into movement when you click an entirely different object on your slide.


08/06/2014 11:00 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animation Sounds

Adding an animation to any slide object imparts movement of some sort to that object, and draws the attention of the audience to that object. In this tutorial, we'll explore how you can add sound to an animation -- the combination of movement and sound makes it compelling for your audience to focus on the object that is being animated -- but again, this sort of pizzazz only works if you use it sparingly to highlight the most important part of your presentation.


08/05/2014 11:07 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animation Painter

Let's imagine you got your animation just right -- you tweaked the speed, set the animation event, etc. Now, you need to apply the same animation to 50 other slide objects within the presentation! Typically, you may have to spend an enormous amount of time for such a repetitive task, manually applying the animations so many times! Fortunately, the Animation Painter feature can help.


08/04/2014 10:17 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animation Delay

Once you add animation to any slide object, you can set its animation speed and choose an animation event. Other than speed and event, you can also alter the delay caused before the animation actually starts. So why would you add a delay? There are several reasons and primarily a delay can be beneficial if you want to maintain a time limit between two animations -- as in having the second animation occur 10 seconds after the first one has started/concluded. Of course, that was just a simple example and animation delay can be helpful in many other scenarios.


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