The text or object must already have an animation (animate: To add a special visual or sound effect to text or an object. For example, you can have your text bullet points fly in from the left, one word at a time, or hear the sound of applause when a picture is uncovered.) applied to it before you can complete this process.
- On the slide, select the text or object you want to add an additional effect to.
- On the Slide Show menu, click Custom Animation.
- In the Custom Animation 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.), click the arrow on the selected item in the Custom Animation list (Custom Animation list: The list of animation sequences for a slide. Items are listed in the order in which they are added, and include icons that indicate timing in relation to other animation events.), and then click Effect Options.
- On the Effect tab, under Enhancements, click an option in the After animation list.
Note If you don't select an option in the After animation list, the item remains on the screen after the animation occurs unless it has an Exit effect applied to it.