Motion Paths in PowerPoint Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how images fly across a screen, only to loop back around during a presentation?  Today we are looking at the most basic concepts of Motion Paths in PowerPoint 2010, just enough to start getting a feel for some of the capabilities of the software.  Keep an eye out for additional advanced tutorials for PowerPoint products.


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  • Jason

    This is awesome! Very concise and thorough, keep up the great work Presenter Media!

  • Dalma

    Awesome!!! I Love it!!! Great and useful!!!

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    Thank you.

  • Donna Jones

    Great Tutorials….How do do an animation the shows a character fall flat on their back like in boxing

    • Donna:

      That’s a great suggestion for an animation. If you wanted to make this effect happen yourself, you could do one of two things: first, simply add a “spin” effect (Emphasis Effects) to the object, then go into the Effect Options and change it to a 1/4 spin clockwise/counterclockwise. If you want to mix it up a bit, you can have a motion path be playing (like they are falling backwards a ways) and then the spin effect at the same time, as if they were “punched” and thrown backwards as they fell.

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