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Adding Animation, Sound, and Movies to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007

Key Points

  • Animated text and graphics add interest to your slides. You decide how and when the animation occurs.

  • Avoid abrupt transitions by having one slide smoothly replace another. You can control the transition type, its speed, and when it takes place.

  • Audio and video clips can convey information or simply add interest. Use sounds and animated clips that come with PowerPoint, or supply your own audio and video files.

  • After you insert an audio or video object, you can change the way it plays by modifying the animation or action settings.