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Learn how to Make Animated PowerPoint Shows With Templates

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How to Add Animations to Your PowerPoint Presentations
Andrew Childress

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to master PowerPoint animations. You’ll learn how to add both key types of animations to a presentation. You’ll also learn how to use the

Animations in PowerPoint can really draw your audience’s attention to elements of a presentation. You don’t have to use separate apps to create animation effects. PowerPoint offers some of the easiest, point and click tools to add animation to your presentations.

There are two key types of animation in Microsoft PowerPoint that you’ll learn to use in this tutorial:

  1. Object animations, which are individual items like, text or shapes going in motion on a slide.
  2. Animated transitions, the effects that play when you move from one slide to the next in PowerPoint.

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to master PowerPoint animations. You’ll learn how to add both key types of animations to a presentation. You’ll also learn how to use the i9 Template System, which features the best animations I’ve seen in PowerPoint.

You can find more great animated PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver, or browse through this curated selection:

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Now let’s get into this PowerPoint animation tutorial, beginning with helpful tips:

Tips for Using Animation in PowerPoint

Just because you can animate everything in PowerPoint doesn’t mean that you should. We’ve all sat through presentations with distracting animations.

Animations serve to complement the content and draw the user’s eye to key elements. The animation effects shouldn’t be the main focus of a slide; your content should be. Here are key tips to add animations to your PowerPoint presentations tastefully:

  • Limit yourself to one to two key animations on each slide to avoid distracting the audience.
  • Use animations to draw attention to key points on the slide instead of applying them
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New Android Administration API delivers easy, highly effective instruments for enterprise

Android devices

Managing mobile devices and applications can be a challenge for businesses and partners of all sizes.

Today, our Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) partners write their own management app in order to enable management of Android devices; we call this a “device policy controller” (DPC) app. A DPC app is essentially an agent deployed by the EMM, with the real value living in the console and back end, which the app communicates with directly.

Now, with our newest tool, the Android Management API, customers and EMMs can manage devices using a server-side API and eliminate the need to write a management app. The Android Management API takes on this complexity so partners can focus on what’s important to their customers and not worry about the underlying Android framework.

Now, creating policies for your device fleet is as simple as creating a Google Cloud project and making a couple of REST API calls. The Android Management API is built around policies, rather than discrete transactions; just tell the API how a device should be managed.

Behind the scenes, Google interprets these policies into a specific set of actions for the target device, and executes those requests using the Android Device Policy app, a Google-made managing agent. Because we provides the managing agent, developers don’t need to handle nuances of the framework implementation, such as which APIs are available or what bugs need to be worked around on given versions of Android.

We’ve been testing the Android Management API with several early access partners. Mobiltec, which has launched a validated Corporate Owned Single-Use (COSU) solution, found the new API sped up the company’s EMM efforts by easing back on some development needs.

“Android Management API is a powerful Cloud Platform API that allows us to easily integrate

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How you can Get Extra Visitors from Uncontested Key phrases


If you’ve been trying to rank for a highly contested search term for a while – you’ll know how hard it is. Personally, I struggled for years trying to rank for certain terms that I thought were important for my business. Even after I finally got where I wanted to – success was fleeting. Those big search terms are so competitive, there’s always someone trying to take your place. I didn’t have a big budget to spend on third-party SEO services to try and keep me ranked (or get me there in the first place). I had to do it …

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Shields are in, brooms are out: this yr’s prime Halloween costume developments


What are you dressing up as this year? Every Halloween, people across the United States turn to Google to search for what to wear on the spookiest night of the year. And with our tool Frightgeist, you’ll get a view of Halloween costume trends across the U.S., and you can see the most-searched costumes near you (and avoid those embarrassing Halloween party costume clashes).

This year, the top 10 costume list reflects everything from movie hits like “Wonder Woman” and “It” to the perennial appeal of the (walking) undead.

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Harley Quinn
  3. Clown
  4. Unicorn
  5. Rabbit
  6. Witch
  7. Mouse
  8. Pirate
  9. Zombie
  10. Dinosaur

If the top 10 isn’t enough, you can explore the top 100 costumes across the country: Click on a costume and you can see how it’s trending, where it’s searched, and how it’s changed over time. In the top 100 list, film characters account for a fifth of costume searches, followed by animals at 12 percent and comic book characters at 11 percent.


In 2016 Harley Quinn, inspired by “Suicide Squad,” ruled All Hallows Eve—but this year the Princess of the Amazons has dethroned her. We’re also seeing some new entries to the list—these are new additions to the top 100 list since last Halloween:

  1. Moana
  2. IT
  3. Emoji
  4. Stranger Things
  5. Thing 1

To see what people are searching in your hometown or other cities around the country, click on “Costume Map.” (We see you and your elephants, Casper, WY. But no love for the friendly ghost?)

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Just because a costume is in the top 10 doesn’t mean it will stay there. These are the costumes with the biggest drop in rankings over the last year:

1. Maleficent

2. Knight

3. Frankenstein

4. Evil Queen

5. Snow White

And if you still can’t decide what

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Apply Programming with – A Browser-based mostly IDE and Compiler

However, setting up the local runtime environment can be a real pain for beginners. This often requires the command line which is great to learn as you go, but can initially feel like a roadblock….

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