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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 ]


Multiple Animating 1

Logic: save yourself time by adding more than one animation at a time in PowerPoint

It is possible to add animations to more than one object at a time, but have you ever considered doing this to Motion Paths?

grids adn guides options

We start with setting our Snap Objects to Grid at 2 centimetres (your may be in inches).  Then, we add a rectangle.

draw rectangle

This rectangle can be duplicated by selecting it and the keyboard shortcut of <Control + D>.

rectangle duplicated

Now, with all three rectangles selected, we go to the Animation Task Pane and select Add Effect| Motion Paths| Draw Custom Path| Freeform.

free form animation

We click once in the middle of any one of the three rectangles. We draw the Path down, and to the left. The three clicks were (1) at the start, (2) at the turning point and (3) at the end point.

3 animations result

Notice the result! All three objects are animated. But also notice, the start point is in the right location for each object! The result is animating three objects (in this case, rectangles) in one go!

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