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    Zooming in PPT (97)

    <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>Is there a way to zoom out from text as the slide show is playing as a type of animation?

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    Re: Zooming in PPT (97)

    Could you clarify? Are you trying to get text to "zoom" out or something to zoom out from the text?

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    Re: Zooming in PPT (97)

    OK - I don't know a way to do this directly, but I have simulated the effect - albeit not that well. I've attached an example. It's a pretty nauseous procedure!
    Create a text box and input text using the smallest font size you are going to use. Animate this box using Effect - Appear and Hide after animation, Order and Timing - Start Animation 0 seconds after previous event.
    Copy this and paste into your slide 'n' times. (How many you use depends on how sophisticated you want the effect to be). Select each pasted text box in turn and increase the font size (by animating the first box, you copy the animation parameters too - which I did not do while producing the example. Also, doing it this way round, all your text boxes will be logically ordered - Text 1, Text 2 etc., so it's easier to sort out the final animation order)
    When you've finished doing this, you will have 'n' text boxes, each with the same text but each one of increasing font size. Now, being careful to ensure that you select each of them in the right order, do multiple object select (shift and click) and then, from the Drawing toolbar, select Align Centres and then Align Middles.
    Finally, from the Custom Animation dialogue, you need to select the first text box which will be displayed and change the animation from Appear to No effect - so it is automatically displayed when the slide starts, and change the animation of the last text box to remove Hide after Animation. This then simulates a zoom effect when run as a slide show.
    The example included has big gaps in the font size e.g. goes from 36 to 40 to 44 to 48 to 54 to 60 etc. You can obtain a smoother transition if you do more work and produce more text boxes with font sizes changing in smalled increments.
    Hope this helps
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