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Add transitions and animations

Animations are helpful way to make your slides look more dynamic. They’re also a great way to reveal text or objects on a slide one step at a time. For example, you could have five bullet points of text, and reveal them one-by-one on the slide with each click.

You can also make moving from one slide to the next a little more interesting with transitions. You can add or modify slide transitions and animations in the Animations pane. Here’s how to enable the Animations pane:

  • Go to the Slide menu and select Change transition.
  • Go to the View menu and select Animations.
  • Go to the Insert menu and select Animations.

The Animations pane is split into two levels. At the top, you’ll see transition options. Use the drop-down menu to select a slide transition for the selected slide. Choose the option below the drop-down menu to apply this transition to all slides in the presentation. At the bottom, you can apply animations to text and objects.

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