Animate objects in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Animations play an important role in making your presentations interesting. Any presentation with just plain content will put the viewers into deep sleep. At the end of the day, it is called presentation for a reason. And you need to present the data in such a way that it gives some pleasure to viewer’s eyes. So let us learn how you can animate objects in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
First you need to select the object that you need to animate in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. After selecting the object that you need to animate, you need to select the option ‘Animation’ on the Ribbon. Once you select the option ‘Animation’ you would see different kinds of animations present on the Ribbon that you can use in your presentation. There are different kinds of animations that you can use in your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentations. They are known as ‘Entrance effects’, ‘Exit effects’, ‘Emphasis effects’, and ‘Motion paths’ Different kinds of effects will obviously have a different effect on the object that you’re selecting.
If you need a preview on how the animation would work on the object that you have selected, you can get a live preview too! In the Animation section on the Ribbon, there’s an option called ‘Animation Pane’ which will display the object that you have selected with the animations that you select. If you change a different kind of animation, its effect on the object is displayed to you in the Animation Pane. You can personalize the ‘Motion Path’ effect and change the path of the object when it is being animated to make sure the slides are perfect to the detail. Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to have such control over the presentations that you create. Isn’t that great?
Multiple animations and other features
You can also apply multiple animations on a single object in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Right after you select an animation on the object, you need to select the second animation effect that you need on the object and the animations would appear in the presentations in the order you choose then in the first place. You can also time these animations to make sure you are not overdoing any kind of effect on the objects in your presentations. You can also change the effect options, personalize it to your need and liking. You can change the options of the effects with the option ‘Effect Options’ which is present in the Animation tab on the Ribbon.