Nearly every PowerPoint presentation would benefit from a clever animation. Luckily, there are endless animated templates on the Internet that you can download for free (or for a nominal fee) and customize to suit your specific needs. Just search for "free animated PowerPoint presentations" and step back to get an avalanche of results.
However, if you're a great artist (or even a novice) looking for a challenge, study the ideas templates and then create your own animated slideshow. For information on PowerPoint Animations refresher courses, see the following articles: PowerPoint tips from Duarte's Five-rules presentation and Creating motion paths in PowerPoint.
We have provided an example of a PowerPoint presentation so you can practice the following tips: [1
Use this PowerPoint file to practice the animation tips described in this story. JD Sartain
Select a sample presentation for the practice
1. Let's first review some of PowerPoint's animated sample presentations for two reasons: to see how animations work, and to get ideas for your own original presentation.
. 2 Open PowerPoint and select New (Presentation).
. 3 In the search box, type animated and press . Enter (or click the magnifying glass).
. 4 PowerPoint shows around 20 presentations. Browse the list, open multiple animated slideshows, review their functionality, and then close them.
. 5 For this tutorial, select the Animated Descriptions Infographics Sampler . When the dialog box appears, click the Create button.
NOTE: New presentations start the same way as existing slideshows, except that you select Blank presentation instead of one of the examples
Tips and advice
1. First, and most importantly, create a "storyboard" (a paper model) of your presentation before you even open PowerPoint. This process saves time and eliminates unnecessary errors.
. 2 Create a folder titled after your presentation. For this exercise, try the following: C: PPoint Presentations Animated Infographics Sampler.
. 3 Find the graphics you want to use for your presentation (from clip art, archive photos, personal pictures, or company pictures, and so on), and then copy or download them to the Animated Infographics Sampler subfolder.
. 4 Online Images, Screenshots, Photos, Shapes, Icons, 3D Models, Smart Art, Charts and even Animations are all available in the Insert > Images and Insert , Illustrations tabs and groups in the Ribbon, in addition to WordArt ( insert > text > WordArt ) and symbols ] > Symbols ).
NOTE: If you are working with an existing presentation, press the F5 function key to check the presentation and see if the slides are automatically advanced. The user / customer / audience must use the mouse or Use the arrow keys to introduce the slides. For slideshows, create the slides first, and then set the times later.
. 5 Then enter the text and related graphics on each slide.
6. Once this step is completed, you must animate your objects (such as text and images) with PowerPoint presets. For example: There are dozens of animations and effects for Entrance, Emphasis, Exit and Motion Path. Select the ANIMATIONS tab and click the expansion arrow at the bottom right to see examples of each animation effect.
NOTE: Preview the animations to save a lot of time.
. 7 Select your image or text, and then, with the animation drop-down menu displayed, click one of the effects effects from the list below. B. Other input effects . Search the list and note that each time you click on an effect, it responds to the selected image and shows what the animation effect looks like.
NOTE: Make sure the Preview Effect box is checked
You can also add audio or video. Select the Media group under the Insert tab to add these functions. For detailed instructions, see this article: How To Add Music To Your PowerPoint Presentations