Solved

Shortcut for Precise Setting the Length of Animation Path in Powerpoint 2010

Posted on 2013-01-10
4
407 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-11
I was wondering if there would be a way to precisely nudge the length of the animation path in Powerpoint 2010. Indeed, the length can be changed by clicking on  the handles and dragging them at the desired length. That turns out to be too crude, however, and one never can achieve high precision, especially if several objects are to travel the same path. Somewhere on the net it was suggested that one uses Alt-H to adjust all the lengths according to the last chosen. This didn't work either. Neither does the usual Alt-Command-Shift or the similar combinations work. Is there any way to solve this problem?
0
Comment
Question by:judico
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Echo_S
Comment Utility
You can adjust them all in the XML. Otherwise I'd imagine you'll need code.

You can also use guides (Alt+F9) to position the points. Zooming in to 400% will help you achieve more accuracy, but it's not ideal, I know.
0
 

Author Comment

by:judico
Comment Utility
Is there a way to access the values of the individual coordinates? How does adjusting in XML work?
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
JSRWilson earned 300 total points
Comment Utility
Code is probably the best way. We have a cheap commercial AddIn called "Perfect Path" that creates motion path animations that go exactly where you specify.

www.pptalchemy.co.uk/PowerPoint_Perfect_Path.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:judico
Comment Utility
Thanks a lot. I'll have to get it and see if it solves the problem. If I have more questions, I'll open another question.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now