I want to create a PowerPoint Presentation for a star studded event that I am having. I want the slides to have a STAR with my headshot photo to come out of it. For example, I will be giving out awards to people and they will be in the audience. When I click on the slide, they will see a STAR, and out of the star, I want my headshot picture or their headshot picture to pop up. How can I do this?

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This is fairly straightforward.

  1. First add the star to the slide.
  2. Insert the picture and resize to the end result you desire.
  3. Choose the Animation tab.
  4. With the picture selected, choose Zoom from the list.

You can preview and adjust the effect options from the Animation Pane

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The results:

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  • Thank you for getting back to me. I have added the star and the picture with the animation. I see that the animation is there, but the animation doesn't play until I click on it. I tried setting the delay to 00.25 and that doesn't seem like it's working. To test it, I go back to the previous slide and then click on the animated slide with the star...at this point, I should only see a Star without the photo picture, but I see both. Did I miss something?
    – Kim H
    Sep 30, 2016 at 14:02
  • Are you testing it in slideshow? Also, you can adjust the trigger to be other than a click in the timing options.
    – CharlieRB
    Sep 30, 2016 at 14:23
  • The animations and slides will run accordingly if you are in SlideShow mode (press F5). You can set the animations to be activated in different ways: run on click, run after/with the previous. In Normal Mode (editing mode) it's only a preview mode for the animations.
    – User552853
    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:01
  • @CharlieRB I wasn't testing it in a slideshow, but that you mentioned it, I tried it and it works on the clicks. Thank you!
    – Kim H
    Oct 4, 2016 at 12:52
  • Glad to help. If you feel this answers your question, please mark it as accepted so other readers will see there is an answer available.
    – CharlieRB
    Oct 4, 2016 at 14:00

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