Animate a flow chart
Follow the steps in this article to animate a flow chart that demonstrates the function of the digestive system. Before beginning their flow charts, students can research their chosen human body system and locate, copy, and save images to be used in the presentation.
You can either add an animated flow chart to a slide show as you're creating it, or you can instruct your students to add animation as part of the lesson later.
Create a template for content that appears on all slides
All of the parts that don't change in the animation are added to a custom layout slide in the Slide Master.
The custom layout is the template on which you add all of the other parts. One advantage to using a custom layout is that when you make changes to it, all of the slides that use the layout are automatically updated.
- Open a blank presentation in Office PowerPoint 2007.
- On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Slide Master.
- On the Slide Master tab, click Insert Layout. A new layout appears in the work area and is added to the slide thumbnail pane.
- In the Master Layout group, clear the Title and Footers check boxes.
- In the Edit Master group, click Rename, and then type a new name, such as Digestive system.
- On the Insert tab, click Text Box, and draw a text box at the top of the slide. Then, type a title for the flow chart. In this sample, the title is Digestive system.
- Click outside the title, and then, on the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Picture.
- Locate the picture of the digestive system, and click Insert.
- Move and resize the picture to fit on the left side of the slide.