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Microsoft PowerPoint: Animations Bootcamp (Intermediate / Advanced Animations) Course Online in Virtual Classroom Format or in Toronto

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Avantix Learning Inc. 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building) Suite 1800 Toronto, ON M5E 1W7 Canada

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PowerPoint Training Series | Level 3 Class

Microsoft® PowerPoint®: Animations Bootcamp (Intermediate / Advanced Animation Techniques)

Duration: 1 day - 9 am - 4 pm (ET)

Upcoming Dates: August 15, 2022 (Virtual classroom or In-person) | December 9, 2022 (Virtual classroom or In-person) |  Check for more dates >

Microsoft PowerPoint Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 2021 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training or virtual classroom training

Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $375 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)

Virtual Classroom: Virtual classroom courses are led by a live instructor and run from 9 am to 4 pm (Eastern Time) with a 15 minute break in the morning and in the afternoon and a 1 hour break for lunch.

In-person (Live Classroom) Course Location: Our live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Eaton Centre or at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some Avantix Learning courses may be held at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Location will be confirmed when you register.

Learning Path: Level 3

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced

Custom training: Available on request. Contact us to arrange a date.

Note: Public scheduled courses are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training or virtual classroom training (as indicated). Bring your own device rates apply to live classroom courses.

In the instructor-led course, students will learn to use more advanced animations in PowerPoint. Learn to add entrance, emphasis, exit and motion path animations to enhance audience engagement. Combine animations in interesting ways and use PowerPoint’s Animation Pane to create more advanced effects. Students will apply timings in different ways and learn to use triggers to start animations. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Key topics

Animation Guidelines

  • Guidelines for using animations
  • Transitions vs animations

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar for Animating

  • Accessing more animations
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar for animating

Using Advanced Animation Options

  • Changing Effect Options in the Ribbon or in the Animation Pane
  • Reordering animations
  • Naming objects so they appear with logical names in the Animation Pane
  • Controlling how an animation starts and ends
  • Understanding and using smooth start, smooth end and bounce
  • Adding delays
  • Repeating animations
  • Showing, hiding and using the Advanced Timeline

Animating Text

  • Animating text using Emphasis effects
  • Changing Emphasis effects
  • Applying Entrance and Exit effects to text
  • Animating text to display line by line
  • Adding animations to display text by word or by letter
  • Recommended animations for text
  • Bringing text in from the middle of the screen or off screen
  • Creating a soft boom effect
  • Placing animated images or video behind text (2013 and later versions)

Combining Animations with Color

  • Using animations to change the color of an image, shape or text
  • Adding animations to color overlays

Copying and Removing Animations

  • Copying multiple animations to other objects
  • Removing animations on a slide
  • Turning off animations for an entire presentation

Adding Motion Path Animations

  • Adding different types of motion path animations
  • Accessing more motion paths
  • Resizing a motion path
  • Redirecting a motion path
  • Drawing custom motion paths
  • Editing motion paths and adding and removing custom points
  • Locking and unlocking motion paths
  • Open vs closed motion paths
  • Reversing a motion path
  • Repeating a motion path animation

Using Triggers with Animations

  • Overview of triggers
  • Using triggers to start animations
  • Dynamically adding color to parts of a map using triggers
  • Creating buttons to trigger animations
  • Using triggers with media actions for videos (adding play and pause buttons)

Adding Animation to Make Objects Bigger or Smaller

  • Adding animation to make text, shapes or images bigger or smaller
  • Controlling how large or small an object becomes

Spinning and Rolling Effects

  • Understanding spin animation and creating a focal point
  • Creating a spinning arrow
  • Creating a rolling shape
  • Ending a presentation with rolling credits

Adding Zoom and Pan Effects

  • Creating zoom effects (all versions)
  • Applying new zoom effects (365 subscribers)
  • Creating an effect of panning across multiple images or text

Applying morph transitions

  • Applying the new morph transition (365 subscribers)

Converting a presentation to video

  • Converting a PowerPoint presentation to video


Who will benefit

This course has been designed students who have completed the Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced course or who have equivalent knowledge and skills.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual and/or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Related courses

Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis with Functions, Dashboards and What-If Analysis Tools

Microsoft Excel: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Macros | Introduction

Microsoft Word: Intermediate / Advanced


More resources

How to Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint >

How to Print PowerPoint Speaker Notes (With or Without Slide Thumbnails) >

How to Blur a Picture in PowerPoint >

How to Compress PowerPoint File Size (10 Ways to Reduce the Size of PowerPoint Presentations) >

How to Use Morph in PowerPoint to Design Engaging Presentations >

How to Move an Object Across a PowerPoint Slide During a Slide Show >

About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom courses and virtual classroom courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 10 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses may also be offered at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Virtual classroom courses are delivered online by a live instructor in a virtual classroom environment.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


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