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PowerPoint: Animations (Office 365/Microsoft 365)

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Learn how to make your presentations more compelling by animating text and graphics in PowerPoint for Office 365.

Create sophisticated animations that make your presentations come alive using PowerPoint for Office 365. Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann shows you how in this course. Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when—and when not—to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. Heather shows how to animate with transitions, and walks you through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. She also introduces you to the new Office 365 Morph transition feature, which enables animation and movement across multiple slides. She wraps up by showing you how to polish your presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.


  • Welcome
  • What you need to know before you start this course
  • How to use the exercise files
1. Understand PowerPoint Animation
  • Why animate with PowerPoint?
  • When to use animation
2. Layer Objects for Animation
  • Sample project: Create a spinning globe
  • Create and format shapes
  • Apply the motion paths
  • Adjust the z-order
3. X-Ray Vision with Background Images
  • PowerPoint's x-ray vision
  • Set the background image
  • Add and format the x-ray shapes
  • Animate the shapes
4. Kinetic Typography
  • What is kinetic typography?
  • Animate by word
  • Animate each text box
  • Work with the advanced timeline
5. Make Text Shine
  • Introduction to light
  • Create the text layers
  • Work with transparencies and gradients
  • Animate and arrange layers
  • Add some sparkle
6. Expert Zooming
  • Zoom with grow and shrink animation
  • Zoom with style
7. Animate with Transitions
  • Introduction to transitions as animation
8. Create a Timeline
  • Set up your first slide
  • Apply the push transition
9. Use Flip-Book Animations
  • Design and duplicate slides
  • Set slides to advance automatically
10. Use the New Office 365 Morph Transition
  • Introduction to Morph
  • Morph text
  • Morph pictures
  • Morph shapes
  • Create a canvas style presentation
11. Put It All Together
  • Animate to music
  • Automate a show
  • Export as a video
  • Next steps

Taught by

Heather Ackmann

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