Advanced Animation Concepts: Build and Sequence Animations in PowerPoint

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Animation is movement and fine art at the same time. Using animation’s powerful capabilities of attracting attention, you can effectively illustrate a concept, a process, or anything else. However, there’s a thin dividing line between mere movement and utter confusion. Imagine a training session where the presenter moves around the room explaining a concept. As he or she moves, the eyes of the audience members follow him or her. There is a clear focus in the room, and the subject of that focus is the presenter. Now imagine another situation where the presenter and all the audience members in the room start moving in disparate directions just for the sake of movement. At this point in time, the movement has given way to chaos. The distinction between movement and chaos works similarly on PowerPoint slides. At any point in time, the movement needs to have focus and direction, and more importantly, a reason to move!

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Build and Sequence Animations in PowerPoint 2013 and 2010

Build and Sequence Animations in PowerPoint 2007

Apple Mac

Build and Sequence Animations in PowerPoint 2011

Build and Sequence Animations in PowerPoint

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