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Time sensitive help with PowerPoint animation...

Does anyone know if there is a way to put an icon on a PP slide that will let the presenter know he needs to click to start the animation? Typical of exec assistant world, this is needed today. :> Thanks!

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Here is a link to Microsoft that will instruct you on setting up "triggers" in your PowerPoint animations: Good luck. Anonymous on 6/14/2012 8:02:31 AM
Not sure which version of PowerPoint you are using but this is the gyst: To run a movie or something similar, add your icon, text box, graphic, whatever to serve as the launch button for your animation, then highlight the item and select "Action" from the Links group under the Insert toolbar tab. The rest is self explanatory. To animate your slide show from slide to slide, find the animation tab or click on the ? button in upper right corner and search animation or transition. The process is pretty straight forward -- "on click" or "mouse over" do "this" with the slide... And most importantly, the animations only work while you are in presentation mode. A lot of folks forget this and get frustrated because nothing is working while building the slide deck. You can toggle between edit and presentation mode by clicking on the screen button in the lower right corner for presentation mode and hitting the escape key to go back into edit mode. Good luck. Anonymous on 6/14/2012 7:38:22 AM
Everything depends on how you create the link or animation. Here is a link to "Insert a movie and play it automatically" "Add a play a movie in a presentation" "Tips and tricks on how to play movies in PowerPoint" I recommend the "on click" option so that the presenter has control of when it starts. Anonymous on 6/13/2012 3:36:00 PM

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