Part of the power of PowerPoint is to give animations to objects such as images, shapes, and text boxes, making your presentation more interactive and engaging. When animating text fields, you can animate all the text in the field at once, or you can animate characters one at a time.
Animating Characters in PowerPoint
By default, when you select a text box and give it an animation, PowerPoint treats the text box (and all its contents in it) as a single object.
If you want to assign a different type of animation to each character, you must select each character individually and assign the animation to it. However, if you want all the characters or words to have the same animation, and you just want to start or timed the animation separately, there is an easier way.
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In your PowerPoint presentation, select the text, and then select the animation you want to assign. To do this, go to the "Animations" tab and select your desired animation in the "Animation" group. In this example we use the option "Fly In".
Next, go to the group "Advanced Animation" and select "Animation Area".
An area is displayed on the right side. Find the animation effect assigned to the text box and double-click it.
A window appears displaying several advanced options for the animation. On the Effect tab, click the Animate Text drop-down menu. Here you can choose if you want to animate with word or letters. Make your choice and click "OK".
Now you see a preview of the animation. Note that each character (or word) performs the animation individually. Repeat these steps as many times as you need for your presentation.