How To Animate Slide Objects Using Morph in PowerPoint 2016

Recently, Microsoft has been rolling out some amazing design options that can blow away any audience. We previously brought you an overview of PowerPoint Designer, which provides automatic layout suggestions for added images in PowerPoint 2016. We found another exclusive design feature added by Microsoft to PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint for Android and PowerPoint Mobile, known as Morph.

Using Morph in PowerPoint 2016

Not Just an Ordinary Transition

While you might have used PowerPoint transitions via the transitions tab, I’m sure you have not used anything like Morph. While it is basically a PowerPoint transition however, unlike common transitions, it can help you create complex animations out of your ordinary slides. You can use Morph in PowerPoint to give movement to slide elements when you switch slides.

Morph can be used to animate text, shapes, images, charts and SmartArt diagrams to provide the audience a transition which looks like an animation, instead of a mere switch to the next slide .

PowerPoint Morph transition

Using Morph to Create Complex Slide Transitions

Step 1: Morph can be used like any other transition, simply select a slide to add the transition to and click Morph via the transitions tab.

Tip: If you’re new to transitions, you can get detailed guides regarding the use of transitions from our tutorial about PowerPoint Transition Effects.

Add Morph transition

Step 2: Once you have added Morph Transition to a slide, you can choose between different objects to animate in your selected slide by going to Transitions -> Effect Options.

Effect options for Morph

Step 3: You can select Preview from the transitions tab to  get an idea about how your slide will look like once Morph is applied.

Preview for Morph

Introduction to Morph in PowerPoint

The video below by Microsoft Mechanics walks you through what Morph is and how you can make your slides extra special by applying a Morph Transition.

Note: It is worth mentioning here that Morph in PowerPoint is available for users with an Office 365 subscription. Morph works with PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint Mobile & PowerPoint for Android.

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