The simple animations use one or two of the basic powerPoint animation tools.......
- Default Graph: Most charts and graphs are originated in Excel and then imported into powerPoint. This exercise details how to import and animate a bar chart using the "wipe" animation tool. Some comment on why you might want to do this and then examples of more complicated animations created using only a very few simple animation tools.
- Animated Pictures: For those who don't do graphs! Pictures and diagrams are wonderful aids to learning, provided that they aren't too complex. Animation allows complex diagrams to be build up bit-by-bit
- Animated Text: Simple ways of animating text, usually to make a point.
Appear and disappear.
The turning point in native powerPoint animation came in 2002 with the indroduction of the first "EXIT" animations. Now objects could be made to disappear as well as appear. It might not be immediately obvious, but this made more complicated animation sequences possible. Game on!