PowerPoint is the third Microsoft Office 365 product featured in Braver Technology’s Tips and Tricks series. Our past features include Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel.  

If you’ve ever had to present something, you probably used PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint is an essential tool for business owners. It’s a simple program for presenting to new clients or hosting internal meetings. You’ve also probably sat through hours of less than exciting PowerPoint presentations.  

We get it, bad PowerPoint presentations can happen to good people. 

A great way to add more visual interest to your PowerPoint presentation is to use the Morph transition. 

The Morph transition allows you to animate in a smooth movement from one slide to the next. You can apply this feature to animate text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt, WordArt, and charts. 

How to Set Up a Morph Transition

 

  1. Make sure that you have two slides with at least 1 object in common. The best way to do this is to duplicate the slide that you want to animate and move the object on the second slide to a different place.
  2. In the thumbnail pane on the left of your screen, select the slide that you want to apply the morph transition to. This should be the second slide
  3. Click the Transitions tab at the top of your screen, and select Morph

4. From the Transitions tab, select Effect Options to choose how you want the transition to work. 

5. From the Transitions tab, select Advance Slide to choose if you want the slide to advance automatically, or on mouse click. 

6. Click Preview to see the Morph transition in action. 

To see the Morph Transition in action, please watch our how-to video

There are many ways that you can use PowerPoint’s Morph transition to ramp up your business presentation. Here are our 3 favorites! 

 

Object Movement and Zoom 

  1. Create a slide with the words you want to animate positioned in their starting state. 
  2. Duplicate the slide, and move the words to a new position, or keep them in place. 
  3. Click the Transitions tab at the top of your screen, and select Morph 
  4. From the Transitions tab, select Effect Options to choose Characters 

 

Animate Text 

  1. Create a slide with the words you want to animate positioned in their starting state.
  2. Duplicate the slide, and move the words to a new position, or keep them in place.
  3. Click the Transitions tab at the top of your screen, and select Morph
  4. From the Transitions tab, select Effect Options to choose Characters

 

Zoom In

  1. Create a slide with the object positioned in its starting state. 
  2. Duplicate the slide, and enlarge the object 
  3. Click the Transitions tab at the top of your screen, and select Morph 
  4. From the Transitions tab, select Effect Options to choose Objects 

 

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