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:
- Object animations, which are individual items like, text or shapes going in motion on a slide.
- 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.
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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