Build text on a slide one bullet at a time

To build text on a slide one bullet at a time, it is quickest and easiest to apply a preset animation scheme (animation scheme: Adds preset visual effects to text on slides. Ranging from subtle to exciting, each scheme usually includes an effect for the slide title and an effect that is applied to bullets or paragraphs on a slide.). The most commonly used animation schemes for doing this are Fade in one by one, Wipe, or Dissolve in, but you can experiment with the other preset animation schemes as well to find the one that builds the slide the way you want. You can also Animate text by letter, word, or paragraph.

  1. Click the Slides tab and select the slide you want.
  2. On the Slide Show menu click Animation Schemes.
  3. In the Slide Design task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), under Apply to selected slides, click an animation scheme such as Fade in one by one, Wipe, or Dissolve in, in the list.
  4. Click Play button to review your animation.

 Note   If you want to apply the scheme to all slides, click the Apply to All Slides button.

When delivering your presentation, click your mouse or press the RIGHT ARROW or DOWN ARROW on your keyboard each time you want the next bulleted text item to appear.

Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003