In this chapter
Find out what animation is and why you want to use it in slide shows
Learn how to use preset animation schemes
Find out how to apply slide transitions
Explore how to animate nearly any object, including bullets, text, and graphic images
Learn how to add sound effects to slide transitions and animations
See how to animate data charts and diagrams
The word animation probably conjures up visions of Mickey Mouse or Woody Woodpecker. In cartoon animations, a sequence of still pictures shown rapidly gives the illusion of motion.
In PowerPoint, animations also create the sense of motion. Fortunately, however, you don’t have to create a sequence of still pictures to get this effect. You simply tell PowerPoint ...