Adding animation effects in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

  1. Open the Animations.pptx presentation.
  2. Select an object on the slide to apply a custom animation. For thisexample, we will select a single petal on the first slide.
  3. Click on the Animation tab andlocate the Animation group. Then,select an animation type or click on More to gain access to further categoryoptions, such as Entrance, Emphasis, and Exit animations, as illustrated in thefollowing screenshot:

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  1. Notice in the preceding screenshot that the first animation type isthe None option, which allows you toremove an animation.
  2. You will not see a preview of the animation type unless you exit theMore option and return to the ribbon,where you can click on the Previewicon to view the animation effect on the object on the slide.
  1. If you don’t find what you are looking for under the animationeffects provided, then access the MoreEntrance Effects… options at the bottom of the drop-down list.A further dialog box will open, offering more effects of this type,as illustrated in the following screenshot:
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  1. As you click on an effect, a preview of the effect will display onthe object on the slide. Notice that the Preview Effect checkbox is present at thebottom of the dialog box, as illustrated in the followingscreenshot:
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  1. After an animation effect is applied, a rectangle with a number1 in it will appear next to the objecton the slide, indicating that it is the first animation on the slide andwill always be the first animation to play when presenting the slideshow, as illustrated in the following screenshot:
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Now that you are comfortable inserting animations onto slideelements, we will learn how to apply further effect options in the nexttopic.

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