#Office365Challenge If you have Office 365, you might have noticed a new Transition style = Morph. In this posts I’ll show you how to use Morph to apply some really cool animations, without building all those actual animation steps.

Day: 230 of 365, 135 left
Tools: Office 365 / PowerPoint
Description: Using Morph Transitions in PowerPoint

And I’m still on my favourite topic:  PowerPoint. Today I learnt about using Morph for Transitions. Didn’t notice it before so I was rather keen on trying it.

PowerPoint has a brand-new transition type, Morph, that can help you make smooth animations, transitions, and object movements across the slides in your presentation. You can apply the Morph transition to slides to create the appearance of movement in a wide range of objects, such as text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt, WordArt, and charts.

I’ve used animations quite a bit – but it can be very tricky to build and streamline all those changes. Morph really is a great way to create smooth transitions with same objects. In the video below you’ll see the basics (I didn’t add sound as I have 1,000,000 birds chirping in my garden and I thought I’d save you the wildlife recap 🙂 ):

  • I started with my “end state” slide, then duplicated it to have two more copies.
  • I then changed the first and second slide objects to create the “from and to – state” animations.
  • On slide 2 and slide 3 I added Morph Transitions. Voila!!!

Note:  I created this Video using PowerPoint Office Mix.

Cannot wait to use Morph for some more creative PowerPointing!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.