Office hacks: dynamic create scrolling digital PPT animation

When designing PPT, we often use some numbers to express the year, development history, change of performance, etc. If we simply enter numbers in the text box to express them, it will look bland and boring. In order to make the PPT you design more full of motion, you can create scrolling numbers with the help of animation components. The following is an example of the operation in PowerPoint 2019.

Suppose we now need to use figures to show that a brand was founded in 1558. First prepare a picture with some history as the background, create a new slide in PPT, right click and select “Set Background Format→Fill→Insert→From Device” to insert the prepared background picture into PPT. Click “Insert → Text Box → Vertical”, insert a text box and enter the numbers as prompted, the numbers entered are only for the purpose of creating dynamic effects, the specific numbers and digits can be arbitrary, choose the font “Bauhaus 93” (choose a thicker font) (better effect), font size set to 72, bold (Figure 1).


To get a better display, you can modify the numbers. Select the text box and right click, select “Set Shape and Format”, switch to “Text Options” in the right pane, set the fill color to “Purple”, switch to Text Effect Set the light effect, and set the appropriate three-dimensional format and rotation effect, so that the figures look more three-dimensional effect. After completing the above settings, press and hold the Ctrl key to copy the text box to the right three and adjust to the appropriate position, while changing the other text boxes of the number, so that the middle of the number displayed are 0 (Figure 2).


Select the first text box, click “Animation→Add Animation→Line”, set the effect option to “Down”, set the start item to “At the same time as the previous animation”, the duration set to 2 seconds. Then use the animation brush to apply it to other text boxes, and set the animation effect to “Down” for 1 and 3 text boxes, and “Up” for 2 and 4 text boxes. Preview the animation and fine-tuning, for the animation display number adjustment, you can select the animation, and then stretch the animation playback start position, so that when the animation is completed, the last number displayed is 1558 can be (Figure 3).


As the animation effect will show other numbers in the text box, here you also need to insert a rectangle to cover. Click “Insert→Shape”, insert a rectangle, right-click the selected rectangle and select “Set Shape and Format”, switch to “Shape Options→Fill→Slide Background Fill” in the right pane. “, set the lines to “no lines”, and then resize the rectangle so that the rectangle can cover the numbers displayed on the top of the slide, and the upper edge of the rectangle is adjusted to overlap with the slide. Hold down the Ctrl key to copy the rectangle, and move it to the bottom of the slide, also covering the text below, so that only the background and the number 0 on the slide (the slide does not need to deal with the external figures) (Figure 4).


After completing the above settings, now start to play the slide show, you can see on the slide show will start from 0000 and keep scrolling numbers, and finally settled at 1558 (Figure 5).


Above we are using “vertical text box + up and down linear animation” to show the scrolling numbers effect. Similarly, we can also use “picture figures + left and right linear animation” to show the development history by means of a movie. For example, if we need to show the history of a brand from its foundation, development to growth, we can prepare a transparent background picture of a movie film, then prepare three pictures in order to show the development of the company, which can be represented by buds, flowers and blooming flowers, and at the same time insert the text description of the development history on it, and combine the picture and text for backup (Figure 6).


Copy the portfolio image to the prepared film clip, resize and space it so that the first “brand creation” image is spread over the blank area of the film circle, and right-click on the portfolio image to place it on the bottom layer. As above, add a linear animation to the combination of images, animating to the left and adjusting the path of the animation so that the last image is displayed at the exact location of the film after the animation is finished. Continue to insert two rectangles, set to no outline, and set the fill color to match the slide background, and place them on the left and right sides of the slide to cover the images, taking care not to cover the edges of the film (Figure 7).



You can choose other animation effects according to your needs, for example, the above three pictures will be uncombined, and then centered, and then add the “emergence” animation effect for the pictures in turn, so that the brand history pictures will emerge on the film in turn.

Click “Preview” to see the animation effect, then you can see the introduction of the corporate brand, it will be played from right to left like a movie. Save the preview when you are satisfied, so that you can see the effect when playing in full screen (Figure 8).


Of course, we can refer to the above operation and prepare more photos of the company’s development history, and set the appropriate animation playback time. Click “Slide Show → Set Slide Show”, show the slide order to always play the animation effect slide, while checking the “Loop, press Esc to exit”, as a warm-up element before the official playback of the entire slide show (Figure (Figure 9).


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