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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


animate: techniques to animate your presentation

principle 1- squash and stretch ] principle 2- anticipation ] principle 3- staging- 1 ] principle 3- staging- 2 ] animation 1 ] animation 2 ] animation 3 ] animate & annotate ] animate by position ] animate cropped text ] animate on the moove ] [ change animation ] hidden pivot animation ] mask animations ] multiple motion paths ] spin a word art animation ] spin an image animation ] twist & morph animation ] wide screen PowerPoint on the fly ] time lapse animations ] overlapping powerpoint animations ]


Changing objects without losing animations!

Logic: save yourself time by keeping an animated image

Ever get tired of changing objects on a slide and then having to redo animations? Well, you can change certain objects without losing your animation settings. To do this, we take advantage of autoshapes.

Our autoshape is already inserted.

rectangle with text

We add an animation, in this case a path.

animated rectangle

We then can use the Change Autoshape button on the drawing toolbar to change the object and not change the animations.

change autoshape menu

new shape with same text and animation

Our object is still changed, and we didn't lose the animation effects.

Of course, you could always upgrade to PowerPoint 2013 which includes an Animation Painter!

PowerPoint 2013 animation painter

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Last Updated: April 02, 2012





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