Do you want to bring attention to the certain part of the data incorporated to your Microsoft PowerPoint 2003? One of the effective ways to entice your audience’s attention to some data is to simply animate the data. You can animate simple text on the presentation as well as the spreadsheet data such as charts, graphs, tables and other data you added to your Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation on your Windows Vista computer.

Users add move objects, sound effects, emphasize the animation effects to only specific points and add visual effects to a certain part of data on a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation. So, how to do it? it is super easy and you do not have special skills or expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 to be able to animate text. All you need to do is to follow these steps carefully.


  1. Open PowerPoint presentation
  2. On your slide select the text box that you will be modifying, then choose “Custom Animation” from the drop-down list under “Slide Show” on the top menu bar. An area will open up on the right-hand side of the window.
  3. Add an effect by clicking the “Add Effect” button. You will have several choices to make about how you want the text to behave.
  4. Slide your cursor to “Entrance,” “Emphasis,” “Exit” and “Motion Path” to change the text. Change how the text first appears on the slide with the “Entrance” option and how it disappears off the slide with “Exit.” The “Emphasis” option will change the appearance of the text and “Motion Paths” is the direction the text will move as it enters and exits.
  5. Modify the text transition on the page by changing how it starts, the direction, and the speed from the drop-down menus below the “Add Effect” button.
  6. Hit the “Play” button to preview your animation effect choices. Each text box has an assigned number so that you can easily find each box if you need to make changes.

While you are performing these steps to animate text on Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation on a Windows Vista-based computer,