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How to Make Text Jiggle in PowerPoint 2007

You can choose PowerPoint text on a slide and make it jiggle. This animation works best if the PowerPoint text has a font like Cosmic or Jokerman. By using a very small motion path and setting the timing options to repeat until the end of the slide, you can make the text jiggle the entire time the slide is on-screen:

1

Type the text that you want to jiggle.

Use the Font drop-down list to choose a typeface.

2

Use the Zoom control at the bottom-right corner of the screen to zoom in to 400%.

Zoom in so you can draw a tiny motion path.

3

Open the Custom Animation task pane.

4

Click Add Effect and then choose Motion Paths→Draw Custom Path→Scribble.

The cursor changes to a little pencil.

5

Draw a tightly knit scribble pattern right in the center of the text.

Go back and forth and up and down quite a few times to make the jiggle effect appear to be random.

6

Zoom back out to normal size.

Now you see what the effect will really look like.

7

Open the the Custom Animation task pane

This brings up the dialog box that lets you set the timing options.

8

Change the speed to Very Fast and the Repeat drop-down to Until End of Slide. Then click OK.

It’s that easy!

9

Run the slide show to check the effect.

You might have to try this several times before you get an effect you like.

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