- Importing a PowerPoint Presentation
- Animating the Title Slide
- Cleaning Up a Chart
- Enhancing a Chart
- Animating a Chart
- Enhancing a Table
- Animating a Bar Chart
- Animating a Pie Chart
- Changing the Style of a Chart
- Adding Content from a Word Document
- Adding Comments to a Presentation
- Rehearsing the Presentation
- Creating a Self-Running Slideshow
- Lesson Review
Animating a Bar Chart
You can set up a bar chart so that one data series is revealed at a time. You also can use 3D perspective to improve your chart’s readability for the audience.
- In the slide navigator, select slide 4.
- Select the chart on the canvas. Then select the Chart Inspector.
- From the Chart Type menu, choose the first 3D option.
The chart is rendered in 3D, but in a flat gray color, which you will change later in this section.
- Select the Build Inspector and click Build In. Then choose the following options:
- Delivery—By Element in Series
- Duration—1.00 s
- Choose 2 from the “Build from” menu; leave the “Build to” menu set to Last. This option ensures that the gridlines are already on the slide when it first appears.
- Click the More Options button.
- From the Build Order list, select Series Elements.
- For Start Build, choose “Automatically after prior build”; for Delay, choose 1.0 s.
- Select the Slide Inspector and click Transition. Then choose the following options:
- Transition Effect—3D Effects: Page Flip
- Duration—2.00 s
- To change the gray bars back to our eye-catching red, click one of the vertical bars.
All of the bars become selected.
- Select the Graphic Inspector, then click the Fill color well to open the Colors window.
- With the magnifying glass, select the red in the logo to color the chart.
- Press Command-S to save your document.