One, use the existing action path
POWERPOINT2003 itself has a total of three categories of 64 kinds of software from the motion path, we can directly use these motion paths.
After you run PowerPoint2003, click the Insert/New Slides submenu, or use the shortcut "CTRLM" to create a new slide where you insert an object (such as text, WordArt, clip art, and so on). Then select the added object, right-click, right-click menu, select the Custom animation option, and the Custom Animation dialog box appears on the right side of the slide.
To keep the object selected, click the Add Effect button in the Custom Animation dialog box, select the action path/other Action path option in the pop-up menu, and eject the Add Action Path dialog box, which has three categories of 64 set of action paths, We can according to their own needs to choose a good action path, at this time, "Custom Animation" has "start", "Path" and "speed" three parameters can be set up, these people are already very familiar with, no longer repeat.
Two, custom motion path
We can also set the "personalized" action path through our own assumptions. Insert an object into the newly created slide, select the object you added, and select the Custom animation option in the right-click menu. To keep the object selected, click the Add Effect button in the Custom Animation dialog box. In the pop-up menu, select the Draw Custom path option under the Action Path submenu, with a line, curve, Freeform, and scribble four sub options, and if the Curves sub option is selected , the mouse on the slide will appear as the "Ten" shape, click the mouse can set the various vertices of the curve, green triangle represents the starting point, red triangle represents the end point.
Tip: Mouse Click to select the action path, you can move the motion path, rotation, and vertical and horizontal scaling.
Third, modify the motion path
Are there more advanced applications for motion paths and greater liberalisation? Of course, we can also use the new action path to replace the old motion path, and even modify the action path of individual nodes, at this point to keep the slide in the "Normal view" state, the slide will display text, objects and motion paths and other materials.
In the first case: replace the old motion path with the new motion path
Select the old motion path in the slide, the Add Effect button in the Custom Animation dialog box appears as the Change button, clicks the Change button, selects the Action Path submenu in the pop-up menu, and makes the appropriate selections from the many options that pop up.
Second scenario: Adjust individual nodes in the motion path
On the slide, right-click the motion Path, pop-up right-click menu, select the "Edit vertices" option in the right-click menu, and then place the mouse pointer over the individual node (or start and end point) that you want to adjust, and then hold down the mouse to move the node to a new location, On a non-node motion path, press the mouse to drag to add new nodes and move to a new location.
Tip: Put the mouse on the node, click the right mouse button, in the pop-up right-click menu, select the "Close path" option, you can open the action path closed.
After the node is adjusted, you can exit the node edit state by right-clicking the motion path, selecting the Exit Edit option from the right-click menu, or clicking the rest of the slide in the mouse. On the slide, you can move the action object in the opposite direction of the motion path by right-clicking the motion path and selecting the Reverse Path direction option in the right mouse menu.
Through the animation of the setting of the motion path, it can embody the user's "individuality" creativity and show the more perfect demonstration effect!