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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 by Read Gilgen

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Chapter 11. Animating Slide Show Objects

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 ...

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