How to animate charts and diagrams in my PowerPoint? – Improve your presentations

One way to improve your PowerPoint presentations is to apply various animation effects to an object such as images, text, graphics and diagrams, since that allows to give a better visual perception to the viewer of the data they are showing, and it is way to understand the graph in an easier and more dynamic way.

What are Power Point charts and diagrams?

Graphics or diagrams are visual representations of data, information or ideas that tell a story, through a visual representation of them in a simple and easy to interpret way. Graphs or diagrams are often used to represent numerical or quantity data, which are made through drawings, coordinates, diagrams or lines, which reflect the relationship that exists between said data.

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What are the steps to animate your PowerPoint presentations easily?

To apply various animation effects to an object in your presentation, to do so you must first insert a graph or diagram on your slide, then you must use editing tools of Power Point, and then you will have to carry out a series of steps, to be able to animate your graphs or diagrams.

With dynamic graphics

  1. Enter the Power Point program on your computer.
  2. Select the Power Point presentation you want to animate.
  3. Once the presentation is open, go to the slides that contain the graphics.
  4. To add animations to your slide, select the graphic you want to animate, and click on the “Animations” tab.
  5. Then you just have to choose any of the animations, either apply an entry, emphasis or exit animation. It is advisable to use the most subtle animations, so as not to create a visual distraction to the viewer such as the “Sweep” effect.
  6. Click on the “Effects Options” icon, and you can choose if you want that animation to be shown from below, from the left, from the right or from above.
  7. For your animation to be shown by sequences, you must click again on “Effects options” and at the bottom you can choose if you want your animation to be shown as an object, by series, by category, by element in series, by element in category .
  8. Then, you must select the graphic, and click on the “Design” tab, and you can change the style of your chart, and you can also change the colors of your graphic.
  9. If you want to change the way your graphic is displayed, click on the “Design” tab and then click on the “Quick Designs” icon and so you can add other elements to your graphics and the way the elements are arranged.
  10. Once you have edited all your graphics you must click on the “Save” icon or you can also press the Ctrl + G key on your keyboard, so that all the changes made are applied.

animate power point diagrams

Using diagrams

  1. Enter the Power Point program on your computer.
  2. Select the Power Point presentation you want to animate.
  3. Once the presentation has opened, go to the slide that contains the diagram.
  4. Select the graphic, click on the “Animations” tab.
  5. Place the “Sweep” animation and then click on the “Effects Options” icon and select the animation by category option.
  6. Then enter the advanced animation section and you must click on “Animation Panel”, and a menu will be displayed on the right side where you can see all the animation points of the diagram.
  7. Then, you must modify the diagram to do so you must group data.
  8. To group data, go to the panel menu and click on point three of the diagram, then click on the “Start” button that is in the intervals section, and select the option “With the previous one” This will join point two with point three in your diagram, and repeat the same process with the other points.
  9. Then, select all the points in the diagram, and in the Effects Options icon, select the “From left” option.
  10. Once you finish editing your diagrams, click on the “Save” icon or press the Ctrl + G key on your keyboard, so that all the changes made are applied.

animate power point diagrams on a computer

What other things does Power Point allow you to animate to design an original presentation?

You can use Power Point, not only to animate graphics or diagrams, but you can also use Power Point to animate other elements such as images, text, and shapes, which will allow you to create visually attractive slides, to do so perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Power Point program on your computer.
  2. Select the Power Point presentation you want to animate.
  3. When you open the presentation, you can start editing.
  4. If you want to customize your slides, start by applying a transition to each slide to do so, click on the “Transitions” tab, and choose the most suitable for your pressure and then click on the “Apply to all” button.
  5. To apply animations to elements of your presentation, select the element you want to animate, such as titles, body text, images, shapes or shapes.
  6. Then, click on the “Animations” tab, and you can apply an entry, emphasis, or exit animation, and you must choose the type of animation that you prefer the most.
  7. If you want to customize your animations, enter the advanced animation section and you must click on “Animation Panel”, and a menu will be displayed on the right side where you can see the order in which each of the elements of your slide will be displayed.
  8. Then select an item on the slide and click on the date on the right side to display the options menu, and click on “Effects Options …”, and depending on the animation that you have placed in that element you can modify it, you can move the object to another direction, or you can include a sound.
  9. Once you finish editing your slide, click on the “Save” icon or you can also press the Ctrl + G key on your keyboard, so that all the changes made are applied.