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Microsoft Offers Webinar on Using Animations in PowerPoint

In Tutorial on December 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Ways to use animations to enhance your PowerPoint instead of detracting from it

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PowerPoint: 2014 Animated Holiday Greeting Card

In Greeting Card, PowerPoint example, Tutorial on November 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Here is my holiday gift to you. This year’s Animated Holiday Greeting card features a calming, retro design with a traditional seasonal music track. Feel free to customize the signature and pass it on to your family, friends and business colleagues.

This year’s card comes in 2 versions, so you can choose between a Christmas or Holiday greeting. To preview each card in a video format and hear the music track, click on either image below.

To download the PowerPoint file for “Merry Christmas”, click here. To download the PowerPoint file for “Happy Holiday’s” click here. Make a note that you will not be able to hear the music track until you download the file.

Enjoy!

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You can replace Sandy’s Signature by following these step (instructions are for PowerPoint 2010 and 2013):

  1. Remove Sandy’s Signature by selecting it and hitting the Delete key.
  2. Type in your personal signature. If you are going to send this as a PowerPoint presentation you’ll need to make sure that you use a Safe Font like those found here: “Safe Fonts” *
  3. Now animate your personal signature. With the signature selected, navigate to the Animation Tab in the Ribbon. Give your animation the following setting: Wipe | From Left + Duration: 4 seconds + Delay 40:90 seconds.

If you plan on using a Font that is not standard to Windows or Mac, you’ll need to either save it as an image (Cut > Paste Special > PNG) or convert the text to a shape. You can do that by following steps in this tutorial.

To enhance the viewing experience for your recipients, save the file as a PowerPoint Show or a Video before sending it.

 

 

My Migraine Headache — PowerPoint Style

In PowerPoint example, PowerPoint Misc on September 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

For you PowerPoint haters, this is not another gripe against mammoth Microsoft and the headache its presentation tool, PowerPoint, causes. No this is quite the contrary. This is an example of how I was able to make the pain “visible” to others using PowerPoint and its built in tools.

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Yesterday, I felt a migraine coming on. Well, I didn’t feel it — I saw it. Many people who get migraines experience a visual disturbance (called and aura), before the onset of the pain. Anyway, as the disturbance got more and more intense, I was stunned that my mind remained on my craft. Even as I shook in fear of the impending pain, I thought to myself, “hmmm, I bet I could recreate that aura in PowerPoint.”

And I did.

I get nauseous just looking at this. Click the link to view the animated PowerPoint slide (be sure to view in Slide Show View). Migraine

Click on the link to see the animated version of the migraine aura.

Click on the link to see the animated version of the migraine aura.

Tutorial: Using Ink Tools to create an animated sketch in PowerPoint

In Tutorial, Uncategorized on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

As promised, here is a tutorial to create an animated sketch in PowerPoint. Follow these steps using PowerPoint 2013 on your Surface Pro (I have not tested this on other Windows 8 touch devices).

Step 1: Start with a blank slide.

Step 1: Start with a blank slide.

Step Two: Find the Rectangle Drawing Tool in the Drawing Group under the Home Tab or in the Illustrations Group under the Insert Tab.

Step 2: Find the Rectangle Drawing Tool in the Drawing Group under the Home Tab or in the Illustrations Group under the Insert Tab.

Step 3: Cover the entire slide area with the Rectangle.

Step 3: Cover the entire slide area with the Rectangle.

Step 4: Holding the Shift Key,  Select the Rectangle, then Select the Oval so both Shapes on the slide on selected.

Step 4: Holding the Shift Key, Select the Rectangle, then Select the Oval so both Shapes on the slide on selected.

Step 5: Find the Oval Merge Shapes Tools in the Insert Shapes Group under the Drawing Tools Tab.

Step 5: Find the Oval Merge Shapes Tools in the Insert Shapes Group under the Drawing Tools Tab.

Step 6: You will be left with a hole in the Rectangle.

Step 6: You will be left with a hole in the Rectangle.

Step 7: Using the stylus on a Surface Pro running PowerPoint 2013, touch the slide area to expose the Ink Tools Tab in the Ribbon. Choose desired pen color and thickness (we’ve used black at 1 pt). Draw a circle just outside the “hole” area. We’ve also included some extra lines for motion.

Step 7: Using the stylus on a Surface Pro running PowerPoint 2013, touch the slide area to expose the Ink Tools Tab in the Ribbon. Choose desired pen color and thickness (we’ve used black at 1 pt). Draw a circle just outside the “hole” area. We’ve also included some extra lines for motion.

Step 8: Go to Insert > Online Pictures, then type World Map in the Search blank.

Step 8: Go to Insert > Online Pictures, then type World Map in the Search blank.

Step 9: Browse to a flat world map that looks something like this, select it, then click Insert. Resize and place the map to cover the globe. It won’t all fit, but that’s OK at this point

Step 9: Browse to a flat world map that looks something like this, select it, then click Insert. Resize and place the map to cover the globe. It won’t all fit, but that’s OK at this point

Step 10: Using the stylus on a Surface Pro running PowerPoint 2013, touch the slide area to expose the Ink Tools Tab in the Ribbon. Choose desired pen color and thickness (we’ve used black at 1 pt). Outline (trace over) the world map. Don’t worry about it being exact. When done tracing, Group all of your continents (if they’re not already a single group)

Step 10: Using the stylus on a Surface Pro running PowerPoint 2013, touch the slide area to expose the Ink Tools Tab in the Ribbon. Choose desired pen color and thickness (we’ve used black at 1 pt). Outline (trace over) the world map. Don’t worry about it being exact. When done tracing, Group all of your continents (if they’re not already a single group)

Step 11

Step 12: Send the Group to Back

Step 12: Send the Group to Back

Step 13: Go to the Animation Tab > Add Animation > Motion Path > Custom Path. Draw the Custom Path so that the group of maps moves to the left far enough to show all five maps in the group.

Step 13: Go to the Animation Tab > Add Animation > Motion Path > Custom Path. Draw the Custom Path so that the group of maps moves to the left far enough to show all five maps in the group.

Step 14: Select each of the sketch element in the circle you drew in Step __. Go to the Animation Tab > Add Animation > Emphasis > Teeter. Adjust the Duration and Delay for each sketched element to they are not all moving at the same speed/time. Set the Repeat to End of Slide.

Step 14: Select each of the sketch element in the circle you drew in Step __. Go to the Animation Tab > Add Animation > Emphasis > Teeter.

Adjust the Duration and Delay for each sketched element to they are not all moving at the same speed/time. Set the Repeat to End of Slide.

14.1 Adjust the Duration and Delay for each sketched element to they are not all moving at the same speed/time. Set the Repeat to End of Slide.

14.2: Your Animation Pane might look something like this.

14.2: Your Animation Pane might look something like this.

Step 15: Start with a blank slide. Change the Blue Rectangle to White without a Border. Check out your animated, sketch globe in Slide Show view.

Step 15: Start with a blank slide. Change the Blue Rectangle to White without a Border. Check out your animated, sketch globe in Slide Show view.

Download presentation here: http://wp.me/p1kyln-5W

Part 3: Create and animate objects on a slide — Patriotic Theme — Text

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

This step-by-step series of tutorials will show you how to animate shapes and text to create a customizable patriotic slide with background music. This third tutorial focuses on drawing and animating the Text shown below.

Patriotic Theme Slide - Complete

Patriotic Theme Slide – Complete

Create text
Learn how to animate the Text in the above slide — but with a twist. This tutorial will show you how to create Text using the PowerPoint Fragment Shapes feature and how to animate each letter with the Expand Entrance Effect

  1. On the Insert tab, click Text Box, and then place your cursor on the slide and click to draw the text box on the slide.

    Create text

    Create text

  2. Type the desired text (we’ve used Arial Black)

    Type the Words - Veterans Day

    Type the Words – Veterans Day

  3. On the Insert tab, insert a Rectangle Shape to cover the length and height of the text (shown in red – note that the color doesn’t matter at this point) > Send Rectangle Shape to Back (Right click on rectangle > Send to Back > Send to Back

    Send to Back

    Send to Back

  4. Select the Rectangle Shape then with Shift Key held down, select the Text Box

    Select Text Box

    Select Text Box

  5. Go to Drawing Tools > Format > Insert Shapes  Group > Merge Shapes ? > Fragment

    Use Fragment Tool

    Use Fragment Tool

  6. Delete the areas of the letters that need to be removed  (for example, the middles of the D, A, and R and the area of the shape surrounding the text. Leave the the remaining text.

    Delete Artifacts

    Delete Artifacts

  7. Change the Shape Fill and Shape Outline colors as Desired

    Change Fill and Outline

    Change Fill and Outline

  8. Adjust letter spacing as desired (we’ve tightened it up so each letter touches the next)

    Tighten Text

    Tighten Text

  9. Group all of the letters in “VETERANS DAY.” Select each letter while holding down the Shift Key. Then go to the Drawing Tools Tab > Format > Group ? > Group.
    Select Text

    Select Text

    Group Text

    Group Text

  10. Resize Grouped Shapes as needed
  11. Ungroup

To animate Text, follow these steps:

  1. Holding the shift key, select each text shape (important, select each shape in the order of which you wish to animate – we’re starting with the “V” and ending with the “Y”.

    Hold Shift Key to Select Text

    Hold Shift Key to Select Text

  2. Go to the Animation Tab > Advance Animation Group > Add Animation > More Entrance Animations > Under Subtle, pick Expand

    Apply Expand Entrance Animation

    Apply Expand Entrance Animation

  3. Show the Animation Pane by going to the Animation Tab > Advanced Animation Group > Animation Pane

    Animation Pane

    Animation Pane

  4. In the Animation Pane, with the animations effects still selected, go to Animation Tab > Timing  group> Start (More Arrow) > With Previous
    Text Animation Results

    Text Animation Results

    Start: With Previous
    Set the Delay: Start each letter in 2 second increment (.20, .40, etc.)
    Set the Duration: .50

After creating and animating the Red Bars, White Stars and Text, your Animation Pane should look like the graphic below:

Steps so far

Steps so far

*REMINDER: We have labeled each object on the slide by identifying it in the Selection Pane (Home >  Editing group > Select > Selection Pane)

This tutorial is part of a 5 part series. To learn other drawing and animation techniques to create a slide like this, click any of the following links:

Draw and Animate the red bars

Draw and Animate the red stars

Create and Animate custom text (with Fragment Shapes Tool)

Draw and Animate the shooting stars

Insert Audio (music)

 

Download the PowerPoint file from here

Part One: Create and animate objects on a slide — Patriotic Theme

In Tutorial on May 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

This step-by-step series of tutorials will show you how to animate shapes and text to create a customizable patriotic slide with background music. This first tutorial focuses on drawing and animating the Red Bars shown below.

Patriotic Theme Slide - Complete

Patriotic Theme Slide – Complete

Create the red bars:
In this slide we’ve created two bars using rectangles and a gradient fill.

  1. To create the first rectangular bar, go to the Insert tab on the Ribbon> Shapes ▼  > Rectangle.Image 1 - Create Red Bars
  2. Draw the rectangle to the desired height and width (we’ve filled the bar with Red, used .4 inches for the 2. height and 11.82 inches for the length, and placethe bar near the bottom of the slide

    Draw the rectangle

    Draw the rectangle

  3.  Select  the bar, under Drawing Tools click the Format tab > > Shape Fill ▼ > Gradient > More Gradients
    Create Rectangles - Color
  4. In the Format Shape task pane, to set the gradient stops do the following:Create Rectangles - Image 4Type: Linear Angle:  180  Gradient stop 1:
    Create Rectangles - Stop 1
    Gradient stop 2 (click on Gradient bar to add stop if needed):
    Create Rectangles - Image 6
    Gradient stop 3 (click on Gradient bar to add stop if needed):
    Create Rectangles - Image 7
  5. To close the Format Shape task pane, click the x in the upper right corner of the Pane. The rectangle will look like this:
    Create Rectangles - Image 8
  6. Select the rectangle, press Ctrl + C and then Ctrl +V. Now you have two rectangular bars.

Animate the red  bars:
*NOTE: We have labeled each object on the slide by identifying it in the Selection Pane (Home > Editing > Select > Selection Pane)

  1. Press and hold the Shift key, and then select each Rectangle
  2. To show the Animation Pane, click the Animations Tab > Advanced Animation Group > Animation Pane.Animate Rectangle - Image 1
  3. To apply an animation On the Animations Tab > Advanced Animation Group > Add Animation > More Entrance Effects> Expand

    Expand Animation

    Expand Animation

  4. To set the timing to animate both bars, click the down arrow ?next to ‘Rectangle’ (or Red Bar Top), click Timing, and then do the following: **Tip: Be sure that you press and hold the Shift key and select both bars so the timing applies to both.*** Set the Delay: 1.50 * Set the Duration: 03.00

    Results

    Results

 

This tutorial is part of a 5 part series. To learn other drawing and animation techniques to create a slide like this, click any of the following links:

Draw and Animate the red bars

Draw and Animate the red stars

Create and Animate custom text (with Fragment Shapes Tool)

Draw and Animate the shooting stars

Insert Audio (music)

 

Download the PowerPoint file from here

Free Downloadable Valentines Card

In PowerPoint example on February 14, 2013 at 7:42 am
Click link to download editable PowerPoint

Click link to download editable PowerPoint

PowerPoint Valentines Card

Happy Valentines Day! Download and customize this Valentines Card created with PowerPoint. Enjoy!

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