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How to Set Motion Path Animations in Presentation 2013

The Motion Path function creates an animation effect path for text and other objects to follow. Users can use the default paths, edit the default paths or create their own custom motion paths.

Apply Default Motion Path

The Motion Path function assigns a path for text and objects to follow. To create a motion path animation effect, follow these steps:

Step 1 Choose a slide with text or other objects you want to assign a path to and select the text or object.

Step 2 In the Animation tab, click Custom Animationanimation effect to open the Custom Animation task window.

Step 3 In the Custom Animation task window, click Add Effects, select Motion Paths, and choose a path for the text or object.

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Figure 1 Apply a path

Adjust the Size of Motion Path

Motion paths are considered as objects in Kingsoft Presentation and have eight control points when they are selected. As a result, the size, position and rotation of motion paths are adjustable.

The size of both default and custom paths can be adjusted by the follow steps:

Step 1 Select the path to be edited.

Step 2 In the Animation tab, click Custom Animation animation effect to open the Custom Animation task window.

Step 3 In the Custom Animation task window, click Add Effects and select Motion Paths. Click Draw Motion Paths and select a path in the drop-down list. The S Curve path is chosen in the following example:

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Figure 2 S Curve motion path

Step 4 Click the path and eight control points will appear as shown in figure 3.

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Figure 3 Adjust the path size

Step 5 Select one of the control points and drag it to adjust the size of the path.