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Creating Interactive PowerPoint Presentations! Created by Russell Smith, Technology Facilitator, North Edgecombe High School Getting Started… Here is the opening screen for the PowerPoint program… Click on the drop-down menu located here… Choosing Custom Animation Once you click on the drop-down arrow, Scroll down until you see the “Custom Animation” option. Select that option. Custom Animation This is an example of what your opening screen for a PowerPoint project might look like. You might choose the Custom Animation option to make your presentation more interactive. Custom Animation: Entrance Effects Once you click on “Custom Animation”, you will see that there are 4 different types Of animation effects available. The first type, “Entrance Effects”, determines how the selected text or object makes its entrance into the presentation. Custom Animation: Entrance Effects, continued In this example, I am going to select an Entrance effect for the Main Title for This PowerPoint presentation. Click the Main Title to select it. Custom Animation: Entrance Effects, continued Under the “Custom Animation” menu, select “Entrance”… In this example, I am going to select the “Diamond” option under the “Basic” category. Click “OK” to continue Custom Animation: Entrance Effects, continued Note that there are a wide variety of entrance effects available, ranging from “Basic” effects such as “Box” and “Diamond”, to “Exciting” effects, such as “Boomerang” and “Pinwheel”. Custom Animation: Entrance Effects, continued In this example, I selected “Diamond” as the Entrance effect. In this screenshot, you can see the “Diamond” effect in action. Custom Animation: Adjusting the Timing of an Effect Once an effect has been selected, you can change the settings of the effects of the effect so that it works when Choose whether you you want it to. want the effect to happen You can also select the when you click the mouse, If applicable, choose speed at which you want at the same time as the in which direction the the effect to take place. previous effect, or after the previous effect. effect will take place. Custom Animation: Emphasis Effects, continued Notice that when using this effect, you are able to choose the direction and amount that the text spins. Each effect that you add has similar options that you can select in order to customize the effect. Custom Animation: “Emphasis” effects are used to call attention Emphasis Effects to specific blocks of text or objects in the presentations. Custom Animation: Emphasis Effects, continued In this example, the “Spin” Emphasis effect was used for the text in the lower part of the screen. Exit Effects determine Custom Animation: how selected text or an object exits the Exit Effects screen during a PowerPoint presentation. More Exit Effects shown here… Custom Animation: Exit Effects, continued In this example, I am selecting the …to this block of text. “Ascend” Exit effect… Custom Animation: Motion Paths Motion Paths allow the user to determine how an object moves from one place to another on the screen. Motion Path Options include: • Diagonal Down Right • Diagonal Up Right • Down • Left • Right • Up • Draw Custom Path • Pre-determined Motion Paths Custom Animation: Motion Paths, continued In this example, I will insert a piece of clip art into the PowerPoint in order to demonstrate Motion Paths. Custom Animation: Motion Paths, continued Choose the “Custom Animation” menu from the right side of the screen… …and select “Motion Paths”… Custom Animation: Motion Paths-- Diagonal Down Right Select “Diagonal Down Right” from the “Motion Paths” menu… The red arrow that appears indicates the default path that the object will take in the PowerPoint presentation. You can stretch the motion path and change it by clicking on it Don’t forget that you with the mouse if can adjust the timing of necessary. any custom animations in PowerPoint! Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Diagonal Up Right Select the “Diagonal Up Right” option from the “Motion Paths” menu… Again, the red arrow shows the path that the object will take in the presentation. Custom Animation: Motion Paths--Down Custom Animation: Motion Paths--Left Custom Animation: Motion Paths--Right Custom Animation: Motion Paths--Up Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Custom Path You also have an option to draw a custom motion path for your object. There are 4 choices for drawing a custom motion path: • Line • Curve • Freeform • Scribble Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Custom Path, continued When using the “Line” custom motion path, you can draw a straight line in any direction that you want the object to take… As before, the motion path that the object will take is shown. You can click on the red arrow to stretch the length of the motion path. Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Custom Path, continued When using the “Curve” option in custom motion paths, every time you click on the screen when creating the path, the a curve in the path will be created. You are able to adjust the curve with your mouse. Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Custom Path, continued The “Freeform” option in the “Custom Paths” menu allows you to draw a custom motion path just like you were drawing it by hand. Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Custom Path, continued The “Scribble” option in the “Custom Paths” menu is basically the same as the “Freeform” option. Custom Animation: Motion Paths—Custom Path, continued Selecting the “More Motion Paths” option from the “Motion Paths” menu gives you a wide variety of pre-determined motion paths that an object would follow. Slide Transitions Here is a screenshot of the 2nd slide in this presentation. In this example, I would like to place a slide transition between the 1st and 2nd slide. First, select the slide that you would like to place the slide transition between by clicking it with the mouse. Slide Transitions, continued Next, choose the slide transition you’d like to You can select use from the list the speed that that is provided… the slide transition takes effect… You can choose a sound effect to play along with your slide transition… If you want the slide transition to occur automatically, you can do that as well! That’s all, folks! Thanks for your participation! Enjoy creating your Interactive PowerPoint Presentations!
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