Office hacks: PPT to create text mask animation effects

In order to show the text vividly and effectively, we all choose to create different text animation effects, like the text mask animation effect that we are going to introduce to you today: a circular object moves from the left side of the text all the way to the right side, covering the text behind.


There are 2 main uses for masks, one is to be used on the whole scene or a specific area to make objects outside the scene or outside a specific area invisible, and the other is to be used to mask a part of a component to achieve some special effects. In PPT, the meaning of masking is actually very similar to masking, but masking mainly plays the role of “blindfold”.

We know that PPT has a layer order, if in the same area, the top layer will cover the bottom layer, through the menu bar “Start” – select – select pane we can see the relationship between the top and bottom of the layer, the first in line means the top layer, the last in line means the bottom layer. The first one is the top layer and the last one is the bottom layer.

Specifically, create a new PPT page, and then click the tab at the top of the PPT, switch to “Insert”, click “Art Word” to select a favorite art word style.


Enter the text, see if it is the effect you want, and resize it, and determine the exact position of the mask, such as centered or in the upper corner.


Next, continue to find the “Insert” in the “Shape” item, click, in the drop-down menu, select “Ellipse”.


In the PPT page, resize the oval (hold down Shift key + left mouse button to drag and adjust), then left-click and drag to align it with the center horizontal line of the previous art font and have the oval on the left side of the art font.


At this point, we can add the mask effect. Click to select the adjusted oval, then switch the upper tab to “Animation”, click “Add Animation”, scroll down to the end and select “Other Action Path”.


In “Add Action Path”, scroll down the bar and find “Right” and click OK. Of course, you can also choose “left”, but the starting position of the oval will be placed on the far right side of the text.


At this point, the ellipse will become two and there is an action track in the middle. Click on the action track and then don’t release the left button and drag the light-colored ellipse (the end point of the action track) to the far right of the text.


This is also the time to adjust the horizontal height of the action track, making sure to keep the text at exactly the same level as the new.


Double-click the left mouse button at either end of this action path (at the center of the start and end oval, respectively), switch the tab to “Timing” in the “Rightward” action path settings dialog, and set the “Period “set to “Very Slow (5 seconds)” or fill in a custom length of time.


back to the main PPT interface, click to select the left oval, and then click the PPT above the “Format”, respectively, set the “shape outline” for “no outline”, “shape fill” for “white”, so our mask effect is complete. “Shape Fill” to “White”, so that our mask effect is complete. Click “Animation” in the “Preview” you can see the mask effects, interested readers may wish to try some of their own.



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