Animating Text and Objects

In PowerPoint animate text and learn to use the PowerPoint animate object feature to bring PowerPoint presentations to life.

The Effect Options dialog box

From the Animation pane, you can access the Effect Options dialog box, which contains more advanced options you can use to fine tune your animations.

To open the Effect Options dialog box:

  1. From the Animation pane, select an effect. A drop-down arrow will appear next to the effect.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow, and select Effect Options. The Effect Options dialog box will appear.
  3. From here, you can add various enhancements to the effect:
    • Sound: This adds a sound effect to the animation.
    • After animation: This changes the color or hides the object after the animation is over.
    • Animate text: If you are animating text, you can choose to animate it all at once, one word at a time, or one letter at a time.
    The Effect Options dialog boxThe Effect Options dialog box

Some effects have additional options you can change. These will vary depending on the effect you've selected.

To change the effect timing:

  1. From the Effect Options dialog box, select the Timing tab.
    Selecting the Timing tabSelecting the Timing tab
  2. From here, you can add a delay before the effect starts, change the duration of the effect, and control whether the effect repeats.
    Changing the timing optionsChanging the timing options