Attach the animation to the bookmark
The easiest way to marry the animation to the bookmark is to do the following:
- Select the website URL textbox (http://www.sparktoignite.com)
- On the Animations tab of the Ribbon, click Trigger, select On Bookmark, then click Bookmark 3, as shown in Figure 2
This causes the URL textbox to fade in when it reaches the 3rd bookmark. It’s a little trickier for the Developed by Matchbook Creative textbox, though, because it has two animations. In that case, we’ll use the Animation Pane.
To attach the animations for the Developed by Matchbook Creative textbox to the appropriate bookmarks, do the following:
- Open the Animation Pane by clicking the Animation Pane button on the Animations tab of the Ribbon
- Select the textbox (Developed by Matchbook Creative) so you can see which animations apply to that object – they will be outlined in the Animations Pane
- Select the entrance animation by clicking on it in the Animation Pane, as shown in Figure 3
- On the Animations tab of the Ribbon, click Trigger, select On Bookmark, then click Bookmark 1
- Select the exit animation by clicking on it in the Animation Pane
- On the Animations tab of the Ribbon, click Trigger, select On Bookmark, then click Bookmark 2
The blue outline indicates the animation that’s selected. When you hover your mouse over the animation in the Animation Pane, you can also see identifying information that will help you know if you’ve selected the right animation.
This tells the entrance animation to begin when the video reaches Bookmark 1
The exit animation has a red star icon
This tells the exit animation to begin when the video reaches Bookmark 2
If we labeled the video timeline, it would look like Figure 4.
You can drag the captions into place directly beneath the video – or even on top of it, since video no longer always has to play on top! The media control that appears below the video in Normal (editing) View displays above the video in Slide Show View. If you don’t want it to show at all, turn it off on the Slide Show tab of the Ribbon by unchecking the Show Media Controls option.
If you’d like to see the PowerPoint file complete with the video, bookmarks, animations and triggers, download it from http://www.echosvoice.com/2010_captions.htm