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00:00 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Custom Animation in LibreOffice Impress.
00:07 In this tutorial, we will learn about Custom Animation in Impress.
00:12 Here, we are using GNU Linux as our operating system and LibreOffice Suite version 3.3.4.
00:21 First, open the presentation "Sample-Impress.odp".
00:27 Let’s click on the thumbnail "Potential Alternatives" from the Slides pane.
00:33 This slide is now displayed on the Main pane.
00:37 Let’s learn how to use Custom Animation to make our presentation more attractive.
00:43 Select the first text-box to the left, in the slide.
00:48 To do this, click on the text and then click on the border which appears.
00:54 From the right side of the Impress window, in the Tasks pane, click on Custom Animation.
01:00 Click on Add.
01:03 The Custom Animation dialog-box appears.
01:07 Notice that the Entrance tab is open.
01:10 The Entrance tab controls the way the item appears on the screen.
01:16 We will learn the other tabs in the later tutorials in this series.
01:21 Under Basic choose Diagonal Squares.
01:26 You can also control the speed at which your animation appears.
01:31 In the Speed field, click on the drop-down box, select Slow and click OK.
01:38 The Effect field allows you to set animations options.
01:43 The box at the bottom of the Effect field displays the animations that have been added to the presentation.
01:51 Notice that the first animation has been added to the list of animation.
01:57 Scroll-down and click Play.
02:00 The preview of all the animation you selected will now play on the Main pane.
02:08 Now, in the slide, select the second text-box. Under Custom Animation, click Add.
02:18 In the Custom Animation dialog-box that appears, under Basic Animation, select Wedge.
02:26 Set speed at Medium. Click OK.
02:31 Notice that this animation has been added to the box.
02:36 Observe that the animation in the list are in the order in which you created them.
02:42 Select the second animation. Click the Play button.
02:47 You can also select more than one animation to preview.
02:51 To do this, hold down the Shift key while selecting the animation.
02:57 Click Play. The preview of all the animations you selected are played.
03:05 Now, select the third text-box. In Layouts, click Add.
03:12 In the Entrance tab, under Basic, select Diamond.
03:17 Set the speed to Slow . Click OK.
03:22 Each animation comes with certain default properties.
03:26 You can also change the order of the animation using the Change order buttons.
03:32 Let’s look at the default properties for each animation and learn how to modify them.
03:39 Double-click on the first animation in the list. This is the Diagonal Squares option.
03:46 The Effect Options dialog-box appears.
03:50 By default, the Effect tab is displayed.
03:55 Under Settings, click the Direction drop-down and select From right to top.
04:01 This has the effect of starting the animation from the right and moving to the top as it progresses.
04:09 Click OK to close the dialog-box.
04:12 Click on the Play button to observe the animation that you have added.
04:17 Double-click on this animation again. The Effect Options dialog-box appears.
04:24 Click the Timing tab.
04:26 In the Delay field, increase the delay to 1.0 sec. This has the effect of starting the animation after one second. Click OK.
04:39 Now, let’s select the first animation.
04:43 Click Play button.
04:45 You can observe the effect of the change you have made on the animation.
04:50 Double-click on the second animation in the list. This is the Wedges option that we set.
04:58 The Effect Options dialog-box appears.
05:02 Click the Text Animation tab.
05:05 The Text Animation tab offers various options to animate text.
05:10 In the Group text field, select 'By 1st level paragraphs'.
05:16 This choice displays each bullet point separately.
05:20 You can use this option when you want to thoroughly discuss one point, before moving on to the next.
05:27 Click OK.
05:29 Click Play.
05:32 Pause this tutorial and do this assignment.
05:36 Create different animations and check the Effect options for each animation.
05:43 Let us now learn to view the animation effects we have made.
05:48 Click on the Slide Show button. Then click anywhere on the screen to view the animation.
05:59 Animation is a good way to break the monotony of a presentation and helps to illustrate certain points which are difficult to explain otherwise.
06:09 However, be careful not to overdo it!
06:13 Too much animation will take the attention of the audience away from the subject under discussion.
06:20 This brings us to the end of this tutorial.
06:24 In this tutorial, we learnt about Custom animation, Effect options.
06:30 Here is an assignment for you.
06:32 Create a text-box with three bullet points.
06:36 Animate the text so that the text appears line by line.
06:41 Play this animation.
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