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Learning Objectives - what you should know or be able to do by the time we finish studying this topic Explore the use of slide transitions in presentations Learn how animation schemes can be used effectively Explore ways to use a motion path in your presentation Consider ways in which sound can enhance a presentation Multimedia has transformed the world No longer are messages delivered in black text on white paper now they swirl onto the page in multicolor extravaganzas accompanied by music This makes for an exiting and fun method of communicating with others It also makes serious demands on your image management skills In this chapter you will explore these possibilities as they relate to presentations Special Effects Slide Transitions Animation Schemes Motion Paths Sound Summary After the content background and graphics are done its time for special effects Special effects refers to animationmotion Two types of motion in PowerPoint Transitions the effect of a slide coming onto the screen Animation the effect of individual objects entering the slide Transitions are the effect as you move from one slide to the next Can be simple or complex Can be automatic after a set period of time Manual mouse click required Make sure the transition helps to clarify your message or makes the presentation more effective Transitions can help keep the audience engaged which improves effectiveness Animation refers to the movement of objects onto the slide Animation was improved significantly in PowerPoint 2002 Office XP Animation can be applied using schemes or can be custom Text can be animated by bullet word or even letter-by-letter be careful A few schemes may help keep the audience focused Too much animation will detract from your message If less is better for images and text then its surely true in the use of animation A motion path is the track that an animated text or image will follow as it appears on a slide A
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