Sometimes, in order to get your ideas across in a PowerPoint presentation, you need objects in a slide to build. You may need one object appear first, then on a mouse click, have another object appear. In PowerPoint, this is referred to as animation.

To add custom animation to an object on a slide:

  1. Select the object you want to animate.
  2. On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation.
  3. Click Add Effect.
  4. Point to one of the animation options. From the submenu that appears, click the type of effect you want to add.
  5. Once you create the custom animation, you can also configure how it is applied to the object. Right-click the custom animation and click Effect Options.
  6. Configure the effect and timing options.

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