How to use the timeline in ppt

Published time: 2019-11-15

In the process of making slides using PowerPoint, in order to make our slides look better, or to make it easier for viewers to understand the slides, we often add some dynamic slide animation effects.

The timeline is often used when adding dynamic effects to a slideshow.

The theme of this lesson is "Using Animation to Attract Vision, - Timeline in PPT"

The topic that I want to discuss with you this time is the concept of "timeline" in PPT.

The timeline is the core component that controls and masters the PPT animation time, which gives the action "meaning"

In the PPT animation process, if any part takes too much time, the rhythm will be too slow and the audience's attention will be dispersed.

On the other hand, if the time in an animation is too short, the action is over before the audience notices it, and the animation fails to fully express its central theme, which is wasted.

From entertainment to advertising, from industry to education, from short films to long presentations, there are different arrangements for different types of animation in terms of time.

An overly complicated slide animation

Is it too gorgeous? Or too fancy?

This question is for single page animation.

The complexity here is not that the animation display process is complicated and difficult to understand. But the way animations are expressed is too cumbersome

Imagine a 4-step flow chart, and it takes 20 seconds to finish reading. This is a difficult waiting time.

Excessive animation can also make the picture messy and lacks focus.

Here are two keywords to mention, one is "gaze fatigue"

Even if it is a gorgeous animation effect, it will cause people to feel repulsive for a long time, which is the aesthetic fatigue we often say, especially a PPT with a large amount of information. People understand the information of PPT itself, but also Paying attention to the complicated and cumbersome demonstration process of the whole animation, this undoubtedly brings a great dissatisfaction to the visual, lacks the simple and concise animation effect, and the expression is dragging the water, such animation is not successful.

Another keyword is “drawing the snake”, the animation effect, especially in the data type PPT, is not the mainstream of the whole PPT, it should be used as a qualified green leaf to make the PPT more vivid. It is blind to blindly pursue only complex and cumbersome animation effects. Adding a snake to the foot, losing the true meaning of animation as an auxiliary PPT. It is a icing on the cake, not a superfluous snake. This is something we should pay more attention to.

So complicated and too detailed animations are not necessarily successful. In fact, grasping and pinching should be arranged in the heart.

2. Too simple animation

When we see the four words "too simple", we think, oh, this is still to be criticized, but now it is not to blame "too simple", but to move these overly simple animations when appropriate. On the stage.

When writing an article, some things need to be taken over. Some things that you don't need to explain when drawing are very clear, but in animation, you should also play it.

For example, a page with a large amount of text, fonts should not be added with too many animation effects, declarative statements, entered in a simple and plain form, more secure than jumping lively forms.

Let's look at a set of text cases.

Sorry for letting everyone spend 15 seconds to follow the animation to see the 5 lines of text. Many people have left the animated viewpoint when the third line appears, and feel the slow and unreasonable animation rhythm.

Then, when a page with a large amount of information is large, such an animation effect is not preferable.

Because his monotonous waiting time is too long, the audience loses the patience of the animation process. The role of animation at this time also plays a role in the role of painting

And let's change our mindset and simplify the animation. What is the effect?

We put the five lines of words in a side-by-side format, avoiding the more follow-up styles before, and presenting the text to the audience quickly and easily.

The entire animation process is controlled within 3 seconds, saving 12 seconds compared to the previous one, leaving enough time for everyone to read. This is the correct way to express it, not to be redundant.