How to Rotate Animation in PowerPoint

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How to Rotate Animation in PowerPoint
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Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation software allows you to incorporate a variety of media into slide shows, like music files and animation. The program's support for GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) files and Flash animation lets you reinforce presentation key points with eye-catching animation. If you decide to use animation in your PowerPoint presentations, about the only fine-tuning the animation needs may be a simple adjustment to the file's orientation.

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  1. 1

    Open PowerPoint and your presentation. Click on your animation to select it. Six white dots will appear at the edges of the animation and a single green dot above it. Click and hold the green dot. Drag your mouse to the left or right to rotate your animation.

  2. 2

    Launch the "Format Picture" menu to rotate your animation with precision. Double-click on the green dot above the animation. Click on the "Size" tab in the "Format Picture" menu. Use the field next to the "Rotation" heading to set your animation's precise orientation.

  3. 3

    Rotate your animation in 90-degree increments using the "Picture" toolbar (View> Toolbars> Picture). Click on your animation, and then click on the "Rotate Left 90°" button in the "Picture" toolbar.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Reset Picture" button, located on the far right of the "Picture" toolbar, to restore your animation's original orientation.

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