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When you want to illustrate your message, you can add custom animation effects to your presentation.

Create your own custom animation effects

You can create custom animation effects using the following procedures:

You can also use a combination of both to further customize your message.

Use a template that has advanced animation effects

Professional designers have produced several free templates that contain designer shapes, charts, and advanced animated effects. To find a template with animated effects, click File > New in PowerPoint, and then type "animated" in the Search box.

Animations vs. Transitions

In PowerPoint, animation effects are not the same as transitions. A transition animates the way one slide changes to the next. To add a transition between slides, see Add, change, or remove transitions between slides.

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