How to Make Fireworks in PowerPoint

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How to Make Fireworks in PowerPoint
Add a bang to your PowerPoint presentation. (fireworks image by Angie from

When showing a PowerPoint presentation, you may want to end with a bang. Nothing bangs like fireworks. Adding fireworks to a PowerPoint file is a simple matter of inserting some animated GIFs. GIF, standing for Graphics Interchange Format, is a bitmap image format often used for simple animations. There are hundreds of animated GIF image archives on the Internet providing many free images to choose from.

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  1. 1

    Search the Internet for animated GIFs of fireworks.

  2. 2

    Select your favourites and save them to your hard drive. Consider the background colour of the slide that you plan to use and select images that match.

  3. 3

    Open the PowerPoint file to which you want to add fireworks.

  4. 4

    Create a new slide and position it in the right place within the slideshow.

  5. 5

    From the "Insert" menu, select "Movies and Sounds" and "Movie from File."

  6. 6

    Select the first animated GIF and click "Insert."

  7. 7

    Select either "Automatically" or "On Mouse Click" on the window asking how you want your file played.

  8. 8

    Position the GIF on the screen.

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    Add any additional GIFs following Steps 5 through 8.

  10. 10

    Set the background to match your GIFs. To do this, click "Design > Background > Background Styles > Format Background." Select the colour you want and click "Fill." Click "Close" to apply the colour.

  11. 11

    Preview the presentation to make sure you are happy with the results.

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