Microsoft PowerPoint 2010: How to animate text in a presentation on Windows XP?
Need the steps for animating text in a Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation on your Windows XP-based PC? Now, you can make your boring PowerPoint presentation into an eye catching one by adding some special effects. Â In addition to this, you can also add animation effects to the text and change the way it appears on the screen.
So, here’s how you can animate text in a PowerPoint presentation on your PC.
Step 1: Open Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Step 2: Select the text or text box you wish to animate and then click the ‘More’ button in the Animation group of the ‘Animation’ tab.
Step 3: Animations are grouped into four categories. ‘Entrance effects’, ‘Exit effects’, ‘Emphasis effects’, and ‘Motion Paths’. You can get a Live Preview of how the animation will look by moving your mouse over an animation effect. Click the animation that you want to use.
To Apply Multiple Animations to text:
Step 4: Select the text or text box and then click the ‘Add Animation’ button to display the animation effects. Just as we did with the first effect, you can hover over to get a live preview.
Step 5: Click to apply the effect. The animation effects will happen in the order they are applied.
Step 6: You can change when your animation starts to play. By default it is ‘On Click’.
Step 7: To change it, select the effect in the ‘Animation Pane’ and then choose one of the options from the ‘Start’ dropdown list. ‘With Previous’ starts at the same time as the previous animation and ‘After Previous’ starts after the last animation.
Step 8: You can also edit the duration that the animations plays and also set a delay.
Step 9: You can change the order in which the animation effects are applied by selecting the effect in the animation pane and clicking ‘Move Earlier’ or ‘Move Later’ from the ‘Timing group’ on the ‘Animation’ tab.
Step 10: Click ‘Effect Options’ on the ribbon and then select the option you want.
Step 11: Click on the ‘Preview’ button at any time to test how your animations look.
Step 12: You can also select the ‘Play’ button on the ‘Animation Pane’.
You see, the steps shown in this video can help you in animating text in a Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation on your Windows XP-based PC with complete ease. If you have confusion on the above mentioned steps, watch out our comprehensive solution video below.