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Office 2013 In Depth by Joe Habraken

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Animations Versus Transitions

Before we dive into working with animation effects and slide transitions, we need to discuss how they differ and how each of them affects a slide and its contents. Animations are special effects that are added to an object or objects on the slide. Animations can be applied to text boxes, pictures, clip art, SmartArt graphics—any object type.

Animations are designed to emphasize objects on a slide and can also control the entrance or exit of objects as the slide is viewed during the slide show. Animations affect objects such as clip art and SmartArt a little differently than text boxes. For example, if you assign an animation to a clip art object such as the Fly In animation, the clip art will fly onto the slide when ...

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