To get the same list as we have on our
presentation, do the following.
From the PowerPoint menu bar at the top, click
the Slide Show menu. From the Slide Show menu, select Custom
When you click on Custom Animation, you’ll see the following dialogue
The Order and Timing tab is not the one we want, so click the Effects
You can animate objects (text boxes, bullets, etc) by ticking the boxes
at the top. The one we want to animate is Text 2. Put a tick in this
box, and the object will be highlighted in the preview window:
When you tick the box, the options below will become available:
The first dropdown list, under Entry animation and sound, is
the effect itself. The default is Fly. This is the effect we’re
after. But we don’t want From Left. Click the From Left
dropdown list to see the alternatives:
The one we want is From Top. Select this option. Click the Preview
button to see what the chosen effect looks like:
When you click Preview, the button text will change to Stop:
With the effect we’ve chosen, you should see each list item drop down
from the top. Try the other options on the list. What about "From
Bottom-Left"? Or "From Right"? Experiment with effects
other than Fly. Chose a different one from the list, and then click
the Preview button to see what it looks like. What do you think of the
Stretch effect? Is the Spiral effect too showy?
Another option on this effect dialogue box is sound. Try a sound from
the dropdown list, and then click the Preview button. If you have the
sound turned on, you should hear it. What did you think? Would you have
sounds for a professional presentation on a bulleted list? We’ve left
Another option is to Introduce the text All at once, Word
by Word, or Letter by letter. Play around with these settings,
and see what they do.
When you’ve finished experimenting, click OK.
Another way to see what an animation looks like is via the Animation
window. Click Slide Show from the powerpoint menu. From the Slide
Show menu, select Animation Preview. You should see the following
The animation will run once. To see it again in this small window,
right click and select Animation Preview.
Run your full presentation by pressing F5 on your keyboard. When you
get to slide two, you should see your animated bullets in action. They
should look like ours.
The only thing left to do for this slide is to add some notes. Click
inside the Notes box at the bottom, and type some notes for this slide.
You can use the
same notes as we did.
In the next part, we’ll start adding the images.