When applied to a list of text that is the same height as the slide, the Credits effect brings the text in from the lower edge of the slide and then scrolls the text up until all of the text exits the top of the slide. You can create a simple credit crawl or adjust effect options and add multiple text boxes to create elaborate scrolling lists. For example, a text box could scroll information about a famous author as a second box scrolls pictures of the author at a different speed adjacent to or behind the text.
Create professional-looking credits at the end of your class presentation.
With the Credits effect, the length of the credit roll is limited to the height of the slide. If you want to create longer rolls or change the direction of the scrolling, you can use a Motion Path effect.
Type your credits in a text box
- Open your presentation in Office PowerPoint 2007, and add a new blank slide after the last slide.
- On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box, and draw a text box at the top of the slide.
- Type your credits in the text box.
If your credits are no longer than the height of the slide, you can use the Credits animation effect. If your text box runs below the lower edge of the slide or if you want to control the direction of the scroll, use a Motion Path effect.
Create a credit crawl using the Credits effect
- With the text box selected, on the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation.
- In the Custom Animation pane, click Add Effect, point to Entrance, and then click More Effects. Under Exciting, click Credits.
Tip: To change the length of time the credits are on the screen, experiment with the Speed setting.