Use the action button toolbar to add functioning buttons to slides
in a presentation.
- Select Slide Show|Action Buttons from the menu bar. Click
the bar across the top of the button menu and drag it off the
menu so it becomes a floating toolbar.
- Click one of the button faces and draw the button on the slide
using the mouse. The Action Settings menu will then appear.
- Set the actions under either the Mouse Click or Mouse
Over tabs. Actions specified for Mouse Click will execute
when the button is clicked on the slide while actions for Mouse
Over will occur when the mouse pointer hovers over the button.
- Select an action for the button by choosing a Hyperlink to
- If you want a sound to be played when the button is clicked,
check the Play sound box and choose a sound from the drop-down
- Click OK when finished.
- The button on the slide can be resized using the white box handles
and the depth of the button can be changed by dragging the yellow
Several animations for slide objects are available through the
drop-down menus on the menu bar. First, select the text box or graphic
that will be animated. Select Slide Show|Preset Animation
and choose from one of the options. To select a different animation
or turn the animation off, select the appropriate choice from the
same menu. For more options, follow the procedure below:
- Select Slide Show|Custom Animation from the menu bar.
- Select the object on the slide that will be animated from the
Check to animate slide objects list.
- Under the Effects tab, select the animation type (or
select "No Effect" to turn an animation off) and direction
from the drop-down menus and select a sound if you wish.
- Select an After animation effect if the text should change
colors after the animation executes.
- Color palette - Select one of the color swatches
or click More Colors for a larger selection. The text
will change to the selected color when the mouse is clicked
during the slide show.
- Don't Dim - This option erases all After Animation
- Hide After Animation - Text will be immediately erased
after the animation is completed.
- Hide on Next Mouse click - The text will be erased
when the mouse is clicked.
- Choose the style of displaying the text under the Introduce
text section. The drop-down menu provides options for displaying
the characters for each bulleted item. Select "All at once"
for the text to appear immediately, "by Word" for the
text to appear one word at a time, or "by Letter" for
a typewriter effect that displays one letter at a time.
- Click the Order & Timing tab to alter the order that
the objects appear on the slide. Highlight the object in the Animation
order box and click the Move arrows to move the object's
position within the animation sequence. Under Start animation,
choose "On mouse click" to activate the animation by
clicking the mouse or "Automatically" for the animation
to execute after a set number of seconds.
- Click the Preview button at any time to preview the animation
on the slide and click OK when finished.
Select Slide Show|Animation Preview from the menu bar to
view the Animation Preview window. Click anywhere within this window
with the mouse to preview the animations that have been set. To
hide the window, click the x close button in the top, right
Add transition effects when changing slides by following these
- Select Slide Show|Slide Transition from the menu bar.
- From the Effect section, choose a transition from the
drop-down menu and notice the preview after the transition is
selected. Select a speed for the transition as well.
- Under Advance, check "On mouse click" for the
slide transition to occur by clicking the mouse or using keystrokes
or check "Automatically after" and a number of seconds
if the transition should occur automatically.
- Select a Sound if necessary and check the Loop until
next sound if it should keep repeating until the next sound
- Click Apply to All if the transition effects should be
added to every slide or Apply if the effects should be
added only to the current slide.
Slide Show Options
Select Tools|Options and click the View tab to choose
from several more slide show options.
- Popup menu on right mouse click - Check this box if you
want to be able to access the shortcut menu during a presentation.
- Show popup menu button - Check this box to activate the
menu button that appears in the bottom, left corner of the screen
during a presentation.
- End with black slide - Insert a blank, black slide to
the end of the presentation.
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