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How to Apply Custom Animation Effects in Presention 2013

Kingsoft Presentation offers several animation effects that can be applied to text, pictures and other content. These animation effects are easy to use and allow the user to make each and every slide unique.

The settings of each animation effect can be adjusted to fit all kinds of needs. These settings allow the user to customize the motion path, speed and duration of each animation effect.

If there are animation effects on a slide, they will appear in order and can be rearranged within the Custom Animation task window.

Tips: Animation schemes can be used to simplify and speed up the designing process of animation effects.

Types of Custom Animation

There are three general categories for custom animation effects in Kingsoft Presentation.

  • 1. There are 52 different Entrance Effects which control how objects initially appear on the slides.
  • 2. There are 31 different Emphasis Effects which control the actions that objects perform on the slides.
  • 3. There are 52 different Exit Effects which control how objects disappear from the slides.

Add Animation to Text or Objects

To insert an animation effect, follow the steps below:

Step 1 Choose a slide containing text or other objects. Select the text or objects to which you want to add animations.

Step 2 In the Animation tab, click Custom Animation animation effect and the Custom Animation task window will appear on the right.

Step 3 In the Custom Animation task window, click the Add Effects icon animation effect and the following options will become available in the drop-down list:

Step 4 Choose Entrance in the drop-down list to add an animation effect to the object when entering the slide.

Step 5 Choose Emphasis in the drop-down list to make an object perform a special effect when presenting the slide.

Step 6 Choose Exit in the drop-down list to add an animation effect to the object when exiting the slide.

Step 7 Choose Motion Paths to designate a specific path for the object to follow on the slide.

Tips:

  • 1. After applying animation effects to objects, number markers will appear on the objects. These markers indicate the order that the animations will perform when presenting the slide and the ordered list can be found in the task window. However, these markers will not be shown when the presentation is in the Slide Show mode.
  • 2. Selecting Play in the Custom Animation task window will show a preview of the animations.
  • 3. Click the Slide Show button to preview the slide in the Slide Show mode with all of the animation effects included.

Modify Animation of Text or Objects

In the Animation tab, click the Custom Animation iconanimation effect. The Custom Animation task window will appear on the right. Another method is to select the object to be modified, right-click it, and choose Custom Animation in the context menu. Modifications can be made in the Custom Animation task window.

  • 1. Modify when to start the animation effects by choosing among the three Start options: On Click, With Previous, and After Previous. On Click will start the animation effect when the presenter clicks the mouse. With Previous will start the animation effect at the same time as the animation effect preceding it. After Previous will start the animation effect after the animation effect preceding it has finished.
  • 2. Modify the direction objects enter or exit the slide form with the Direction option. Some animation effects do not have this option due to the nature of the animation effect.
  • 3. Modify the time necessary for an animation effect to perform with the Speed option. The available options are Very Slow, Slow, Medium, Fast, and Very Fast. See below:

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Figure 1 Modify animation

The following steps describe another method of modifying the Speed:

Step 1 In the Animation tab, click Custom Animationanimation effect.

Step 2 Select the animation effect to be modified in the Custom Animation task window and click the drop-down arrow at the end.

Step 3 Select Show Advanced Timeline in the drop-down list and the result should resemble Figure 2.

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Figure 2 Show Advanced Timeline

Step 4 Upon moving the mouse over a time block, the cursor will change to a re-sizing arrow that allows you to click and drag the time blocks.

Step 5 Drag the time blocks to modify the duration of the animation effects.

Change Animation of Text or Objects

To change the animation effects of one or more objects, select them in the Custom Animation task window and click Change, as shown below:

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Figure 3 Change animation

Choose the animation effect you want to change with in the drop-down list.

Rearrange the Order of Animation Effects

To rearrange the order of animation effects, take the following steps:

Step 1 Select the slide with the animation effects which need to rearrange.

Step 2 Click Custom Animationanimation effect in the Animation tab.

Step 3 Select the animation effect that needs to be rearranged in the Custom Animation task window and drag it to form the desired order.

Remove Animation Effects

To remove animation effects, take the following steps:

Step 1 Select the animation effect that you want to delete in the Custom Animation task window.

Step 2 Click Removeanimation effect or right-click and select Remove in the drop-down list as shown in Figure 4.

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Figure 4 Remove Custom Animation