#Office365Challenge In today’s post we’ll take a look at adding animations to your PowerPoint presentation.

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Tools: Office 365 / PowerPoint
Description: Using Animations in your PowerPoint Presentations

Yesterday we had a look at transitions between your slides, now animations are similar, but the “magic” gets applied to an object.

Animation can help make a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation more dynamic, and help make information more memorable. The most common types of animation effects include entrances and exits. You can also add sound to increase the intensity of your animation effects. – Microsoft

Again, I cannot say this enough – do not overdo this. Too much will be distracting and will steal the attention away from the actual content of your presentation.

In below example I’ve added 3 images. I’ve clicked on each image and added an Animation – this will “Fly” the objects in on the presentation from the right.


Once the animation is added, you can set whether it starts with or after the previous animation:


Click on Effect options to open the settings box. Here I’ve set the animation to fly in from the right, and I’ve also set the speed:


In presentation mode, this is what the slide will look like:

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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.