Part of PowerPoint's charm is to be able to give objects such as pictures, shapes and text box animations, which makes your presentation more interactive and engaging. When you animate text boxes, you can animate all the text in the box simultaneously, or you can animate characters individually.
Animating characters in PowerPoint
When selecting a text box and giving it an animation, the PowerPoint text box (and all content inside) processes as a single object by default.
If you want to give each character a different type of animation, you must select each character individually and then assign the animation to it. If you want all characters or words to have the same animation, and you just want to initiate or end the animation separately, there is an easier way.
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In your PowerPoint presentation, select the text and then select the animation you want to assign. To do so, switch to the "Animations" tab and select the desired animation in the "Animation" group. In this example, we use the "Fly In" option.
Next, move on to the group "Advanced Animation" and select "Animation box".
A box appears on the right side. Find the animation effect that is assigned in the text box and double-click it.
A window appears, giving you several advanced options for the animation. On the "Effect" tab, click on the "Animate text" drop-down menu. Here you can choose whether you want to animate with words or letters. Select your choice and then click "OK".
Now you see a preview of the animation. Note that each character (or word) executes the animation individually. Repeat these steps as often as required for your presentation.