What is an Animation in PowerPoint?
The term animation is used in PowerPoint to describe the motions that are applied to the objects on the slides, and not the slides themselves. One object or several objects on a slide can be animated.
Why Use PowerPoint Animations in My Presentations?
Animations are used to capture the audience's attention. It's that simple. An effective presenter who uses PowerPoint will also be aware of that old adage -- Less is more. Using animations carefully and only for effect will get you on track to being a successful presenter.
Learn how to apply the most popular animations to the objects on the slides. Just like every other program, there are always several ways to do the same thing.
Once you have applied an animation to an object on a PowerPoint slide, you may wish to add additional effects or timings to that animated object.
The Animation Painter is one of the new features in PowerPoint 2010. I can't help but wonder what took Microsoft so long to create this great tool.