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Animating a slide show

Custom animations

Impress has custom animations that are equivalent to custom animations in PowerPoint. Applying animations in Impress is very similar to PowerPoint.

In OOo 2.0 the terminology for animations has changed. What were Effects in OOo 1.1.x are now called Custom Animations in OOo 2.0.

To access custom animations select either Slide Show > Custom Animation or click on the words Custom Animation in the task pane.

To add an animation, select the object to be animated and then click Add. A dialog box, shown in Figure 2, appears.

OOo Impress 2.0 now has a task pane. From the task pane many of the common formatting options can be accesseds: Master Pages (Slide Designs in PowerPoint), Layouts, Custom Animation, and Slide Transition.

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You can choose between Entrance, Emphasis, Exit, and Motion Paths effects. If you scroll down the list you will find Basic, Moderate, Exciting, and Special as categories effects.

Differences in animation effects

On export or import of either Impress or PowerPoint files the names of the effects change. However, the result and appearance are essentially the same. See Table 2.

In OOo Impress 2.0, you can have multiple animation types in one text box. In OOo Impress 1.1.x, you were limited to only one animation type per text box.

Table 2. Comparison of animation effects names between PowerPoint and Impress.

PowerPoint

Impress

Appear

Appear

Blinds

Venetian Blinds

Box

Box

Checkerboard

Checkerboard

Diamond

Diamond

Crawl

Fly In Slow

Dissolve

Dissolve

Flash once

Flash Once

Peek

Peek

Random Bars

Random Bars

Spiral

Spiral In

Split

Split

Stretch

Stretchy

Strips

Diagonal Squares

Swivel

Swivel

Wipe

Wipe

Zoom

Zoom

Random effects

Random Effects

Slide transition effects

In the same way that object animations have a mapping between PowerPoint and Impress, slide transitions also have different names between the programs as summarized in Table 3.

Table 3. Comparison of slide transition names between PowerPoint and Impress.

PowerPoint

Impress

Blinds Horizontal

Venetian Blinds Horizontal

Blind Vertical

Venetian Blinds Vertical

Box In

Box In

Box Out

Box Out

Checkerboard Across

Checkerboard Down

Checkerboard Down

Checkerboard Across

Cover Down

Cover Down

Cover Left

Cover Right

Cover Right

Cover Left

Cover Up

Cover Up

Cover Left Down

Cover Left Down

Cover Right Down

Cover Right Down

Cover Left Up

Cover Left Up

Cover Right Up

Cover Right Up

Cut

No equivalent transition

Cut through Black

No equivalent transition

Dissolve**

Dissolve

Fade Through Black

Fade Through Black

Random Bars Horizontally

Random Bars Horizontal

Random Bars Vertically

Random Bars Vertical

Split Vertical In

Split Vertical In

Split Vertical Out

Split Vertical Out

Strips Left Down

Random Bars Vertical

Strips Left Up

Random Bars Vertical

Strips Right Down

Random Bars Vertical

Strips Right Up

Random Bars Vertical

Uncover Down

Uncover Down

Uncover Left

Uncover Left

Push Right

Push Right

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