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Microsoft 365 Day 36: Using Morph Transitions in PowerPoint

#Microsoft365 – If you have Office 365, you might have noticed a new Transition style = Morph. In this post I’ll show you how to use Morph to apply some really cool animations, without building all those actual animation steps.

PowerPoint has a ‘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.

 

Resources:

Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Microsoft 365 Day 37: Using the Effect Options in PowerPoint Morph Transitions

#Microsoft365 – Any day I can write about PowerPoint is a good day. Today I’ll share the effect options to use with Morph Transitions. Sure to make a huge difference. morph3

Using Morph to Transform your PowerPoint:

I have explained the exact how to’s in a previous blog, here I’ll show you how to make it even better!

In the short video clip below, you’ll see that I have two slides. There is text on both, and I’ve added shapes to both. Morph will transition these text and shapes into the next slide.

The Morph transition is selected on the second slide, and on the right you’ll see Effect Options. There are 3 types:

  1. Objects
  2. Words
  3. Characters

2017-01-26-21_32_45-example-powerpoint

Objects will only Morph the objects (shapes), Words will Morph full exact words and Characters will Morph Shapes and characters of the text. The transition is not as smooth as it will appear on your side (I blame the 30 PowerPoint files and 200 Browser windows I have open at the same time):

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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.

Resources:

Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

#Microsoft365 Day 365: My 16 Favorite #PowerPoint Tips and Tricks – THE END

How could I not end this #Microsoft365Challenge off with my favorite things about #PowerPoint? Yay!!! I’ve made it (again). Please stop me if I try to do this again. To this day, #PowerPoint / #Creative blogs are still my most popular blogs and I’m so glad you enjoy the creative stuff in #PowerPoint etc. as much as I do. To wrap up I’ll share my 16 favorite things BY FAR that you can do in #PowerPoint and most probably didn’t know you could!!

Thank you so much to everyone who’s followed my journey (especially those who followed it twice) the comments, likes & feedback makes it all worth it!! Don’t ever forget that you’re absolutely amazing and that you can do this!!

No person is born with skill, we only acquire it through people who share it with us. Whether it be training, a video, blog or a coffee & chat with someone. Please always share the knowledge you’ve learnt with others, and somehow, together, we’ll change the world for the better. 

So here’s the 16 (changed to 17), it’s a total of 18 videos of 5 minutes each and 1 blog, which means that in 90 minutes you’ll be a #PowerPoint Rockstar!!! 🙂

  • Align & Rotate Shapes
  • Artistic effects in PowerPoint
  • Change the Color of Images / Photos
  • Compressing Images
  • Create Buttons (Icons) for SharePoint
  • Crop, resize and rotate Images
  • Design Ideas in PowerPoint
  • Eyedropper in PowerPoint
  • Ink to Shape
  • Ink to Text
  • Insert Icons
  • Insert Online Pictures
  • Morph Transitions
  • Remove backgrounds from Images
  • SmartArt in PowerPoint
  • Zoom Presentation
  • Recording in PowerPoint

Align & Rotate Shapes:

Artistic effects in PowerPoint:

Change the Color of Images / Photos:

Compressing Images:

Create Buttons (Icons) for SharePoint:

Crop, resize and rotate Images:

Design Ideas in PowerPoint:

Eyedropper in PowerPoint:

Ink to Shape:

Ink to Text:

Insert Icons:

Insert Online Pictures:

Morph Transitions:

Remove backgrounds from Images:

SmartArt in PowerPoint:

Zoom:

Recording in PowerPoint:

See this blog (not video) for steps to use recording in PowerPoint.

 


Purpose of this blog challenge:  I will write (HAVE WRITTEN) 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found  https://tracyvanderschyff.com/microsoft-365/ . I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

“You can also find me contributing to REgarding 365. I’m a member of a group of enthusiasts, sharing their stories, thoughts and opinions about Microsoft 365. Catch us at https://regarding365.com | @regarding365 on Twitter and regarding365 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/regarding365

Disclaimer:  I create content about Office / Microsoft 365. Content is accurate at time of publication, however updates and new additions happen daily which could change the accuracy or relevance. Please keep this in mind when using my blogs as guidelines.

Day 332 – Using the Effect Options in PowerPoint Morph Transitions

ATOI365D    #Office365Challenge Any day I can write about PowerPoint is a good day. Today I’ll share something about using Morph transitions that I didn’t know – and makes a HUGE difference! Effect Options.


Day:  332 of 365, 33 left
Tools:  PowerPoint 2016, Office 365
Description: Using the Effect Options in PowerPoint Morph Transitions
Audience:  All
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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. – Microsoft

Using Morph to Transform your PowerPoint:

I have explained the exact how to’s in a previous blog, here I’ll show you how to make it even better!

In the short video clip below, you’ll see that I have two slides. There is text on both, and I’ve added shapes to both. Morph will transition these text and shapes into the next slide.

The Morph transition is selected on the second slide, and on the right you’ll see Effect Options. There are 3 types:

  1. Objects
  2. Words
  3. Characters

2017-01-26-21_32_45-example-powerpoint

Objects will only Morph the objects (shapes), Words will Morph full exact words and Characters will Morph Shapes and characters of the text. The transition is not as smooth as it will appear on your side (I blame the 30 PowerPoint files and 200 Browser windows I have open at the same time):

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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.

#Microsoft365 Day 163: Have you used Morph in PowerPoint?

If you haven’t, you’re seriously missing out. Morph is a combination of transitions and animations, which ‘morphs’ the objects and text on your slides into each other. Again, Microsoft is a big time saver for me, as this happens in seconds and I do not have to spend hours to build these ‘animations’. Take a look and start saving time on building great presentations.

My blog can be found on https://tracyvanderschyff.com

Purpose of this blog challenge:  I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found  https://tracyvanderschyff.com/microsoft-365/ . I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

“You can also find me contributing to REgarding 365. I’m a member of a group of enthusiasts, sharing their stories, thoughts and opinions about Microsoft 365. Catch us at https://regarding365.com | @regarding365 on Twitter and regarding365 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/regarding365

Disclaimer:  I create content about Office / Microsoft 365. Content is accurate at time of publication, however updates and new additions happen daily which could change the accuracy or relevance. Please keep this in mind when using my blogs as guidelines.

#Microsoft365 Day 288: Creativity and Curation for #Microsoft365 Citizen Developers (part 5)

#Microsoft365 #Office365 As part of a mini series for #CitizenDevelopers I’ll be sharing tips and tricks around Business Analysis, Project and Change Management etc. Today we’ll take a look at being more creative and the tools we can use to curate content. Always remember that what you create is a legacy you leave behind – so make it count.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

DISCLAIMER: I WRITE ARTICLES ABOUT OFFICE / MICROSOFT 365. CONTENT IS ACCURATE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION, HOWEVER UPDATES AND NEW ADDITIONS HAPPEN DAILY WHICH COULD CHANGE THE ACCURACY OR RELEVANCE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN USING MY BLOGS AS GUIDELINES.

Recap: The purpose of this blog is to help you become a better solution builder. As mentioned, you might have the technical skill – but I want you to rock at building great solutions. And to do so, there’s some other skills you require as well. Like Business Analysis, Project Management, Communication, Problem Solving & Creativity. I’ll be basing this on the 8 Digital Literacy Pillars that I support through training, and you’ll see that Business Analysis is supported by all 8 of the pillars, so you need to apply all those skills in your business analysis.


Creativity and Curation of Content

I know that most people think they’re NOT creative. I don’t think that’s true. Sometimes we just need to show people the great tools out there, which helps them be creative.

Of course Microsoft / Office 365 gives us the most incredible tools to help us achieve this. I’m thinking about PowerPoint, Sway, Stream, Forms, SharePoint News Pages, Hero Web Parts etc.

As a Citizen Developer you might be responsible for the following:

Communicate and Launch a solution:

Use PowerPoint to create a banner / poster, Infographic to tell the users more about the solution. Remember to use Design Ideas and for presentations you should add Zoom and Morph. Add a spotlight video on Stream. Create a News Article on SharePoint with information, cool images / videos.

Create Training Material:

Use PowerPoint to record videos and load these on Stream. Quick Reference guides can also be created in PowerPoint and Word – remember to use the Insert Screenshots functionality.

Document your Solutions:

Remember I’m lazy – so I’ll rather record a video in PowerPoint and save that to Stream as my “technical documentation / handover”. Also refer to the previous blog where I shared templates for requirements gathering and a solution registers.

Get Feedback

Get feedback from the users by creating a survey in Microsoft Forms. Use these for Quizzes as well after training was delivered.


To help you find your creative superpowers, I’ve compiled a summary of blog posts which will take you from “I’m not creative” to “I’m an artist” in no time.

PowerPoint:

#Microsoft365 Day 199: How to Crop, Resize and Rotate images in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 194: Save time by using Dictation in Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 186: Create your own icons for #SharePoint in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 185: Less is more when Compressing Pictures in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 184: Bring out your inner Artist with Artistic Effects in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 183: Change the colors of your images in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 166: Get your facts ‘straight’ with Ink to Shape in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 163: Have you used Morph in PowerPoint?
#Microsoft365 Day 162: Insert Icons in your Microsoft Office Documents
#Microsoft365 Day 161: Using the Alignment Tools in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 160: Pick colours with the Eyedropper in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 159: Get creative with Design Ideas in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 153: Remove the Background of your images in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 134: PowerPoint Designer ups its game AGAIN!
#Microsoft365 Day 77: Set transparency on shapes in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 146: Use Summary Zoom in PowerPoint to ROCK your presentations
#Microsoft365 Day 57: Take the boring out of bullet points with PowerPoint Designer
#Microsoft365 Day 56: Use PowerPoint Designer to UP your creative game
#Microsoft365 Day 53: New PowerPoint Recording Tab
#Microsoft365 Day 51: Align your shapes in PowerPoint
#Microsoft 365 Day 41: Use the eyedropper for picking colours in PowerPoint
#Microsoft 365 Day 37: Using the Effect Options in PowerPoint Morph Transitions
#Microsoft 365 Day 36: Using Morph Transitions in PowerPoint

Other:

#Microsoft365 Day 55: Insert screenshots in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
#Microsoft365 Day 158: Layout Options for better image placement in Word

Forms:

#Microsoft365 Day 285: Add Feedback to #MicrosoftTeams with #MicrosoftForms
#Microsoft365 Day 247: How to use Branching Logic in #MicrosoftForms?
#Microsoft365 Day 246: Have you used the Ranking Column in #MicrosoftForms?
#Microsoft365 Day 241: Create a Quiz with Microsoft Forms
#Microsoft365 Day 245: Updates to the Settings in #MicrosoftForms
#Microsoft365 Day 244: #Office365 Groups now available in Microsoft Forms

SharePoint News Pages:

#Microsoft365 Day 109: Promote your News on SharePoint Online
#Microsoft365 Day 108: SharePoint Online Web Parts: News
#Microsoft365 Day 62: Promote news from your SharePoint Communication site

Hero Web Parts:

#Microsoft365 Day 100: SharePoint Online Web Parts: Hero
#Microsoft365 Day 90: A closer look at the ‘super’ hero web part in Communication Sites
#Microsoft365 Day 59: Using a GIF in your Hero Web Part

Stream:

#Microsoft365 Day 170: Adding a Stream Channel on a SharePoint Online Page
#Microsoft365 Day 133: Use Stream for Awareness and Training on your Intranet

Sway:

Day 305 – Design and Remix in Microsoft Sway
Day 304 – How to use Layouts in Microsoft Sway
Day 302 – Working with Images in your Microsoft Sway
Day 303 – Using Media in Microsoft Sway
Day 301 – Creating your first Microsoft Sway Presentation

Enjoy!!! 🙂


Purpose of this blog challenge: I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available. A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

You can also find me contributing to REgarding 365. I’m a member of a group of enthusiasts, sharing their stories, thoughts and opinions about Microsoft 365. Catch us at https://regarding365.com | @regarding365 on Twitter and regarding365 on YouTube


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