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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Advanced animation effects

Click the Effect Options button [...] next to the properties drop-down list to display the Effect Options dialog.

Image:documentation_note.png What you see on the Effect Options dialog depends on the selected animation object. For example, the dialog has three pages for text objects but only two pages for picture objects (the Text Animation page does not appear). The Settings section on the Effect page also varies. The first figure below shows the Effect page for a Direction effect, and the second shows the Settings section for a Font Color effect. For picture objects, the Text animation box on the Effect page is unavailable.

Effect option settings for a direction effect
Effect option settings for a direction effect.

Effect option settings for a font color effect
Effect option settings for a font color effect.

On the Effect page of the Effect Options dialog (shown above) you can choose a sound to play, whether to dim or hide the object after animation, and (in the case of text objects) whether to animate the text all at once or word-by-word or letter-by-letter.

On the Text Animation page of the Effect Options dialog (shown below), you can group text in other ways: as one object, all paragraphs at once, or by first-level paragraphs (that is, one list item together with its sub-items, if any).

Text Animation effect options
Text Animation effect options.

The choices on the Timing page of the Effect Options dialog, shown below, should be self-explanatory.

Timing page of Effect Options dialog
Timing page of Effect Options dialog.


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