to create animated PowerPoint background slides
Start with the
slide background. Remember, we're adding an
animation to the template of the slide not an
animation on the slide itself. When you add an
animation to the background or MASTER slide, it
will play across all slides.
Go to the View menu.
Choose Master, and then Slide
If you want a small
animation to play in one corner of
all your slides, go to the Insert menu, choose Movies and Sounds... and
choose either Movie from Clip Organizer or Movie from File (if you have your
animation on the slide where you want it to
Click the Shift key + F5 key to preview
your slide. Press the Esc key when
you are done previewing it.
If you want the entire
background to be animated, (we don't
suggest doing this for all slides - it will
detract from the presentation itself and
good design), but you could animate the
background of your title slide in PowerPoint
2003. Again, go to the View menu.
Choose Master and then Slide
to the Insert menu and choose New
need a tiled animated gif - like the
one used in the free download above "Starry
Background". Searching out on the Net you
can find many free animated backgrounds by
looking at various search engines. You can
samples at Brainy Betty by clicking this
- Click on any blank part of the slide
and choose Background... and use the
Drop down box to choose Fill Effects.
Pick the Texture tab and then, the Other
Texture... button at the bottom.
in your system and go find your tiled
animated gif background.
Click the Shift key and F5 key to
preview it and choose Esc to end the
presentation and go to the View menu
and choose Normal to get back to
adding content to your slides.
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