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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Search the Internet for animated GIFs of fireworks.
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.
Open the PowerPoint file to which you want to add fireworks.
Create a new slide and position it in the right place within the slideshow.
From the "Insert" menu, select "Movies and Sounds" and "Movie from File."
Select the first animated GIF and click "Insert."
Select either "Automatically" or "On Mouse Click" on the window asking how you want your file played.
Position the GIF on the screen.
Add any additional GIFs following Steps 5 through 8.
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.
Preview the presentation to make sure you are happy with the results.
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