How do I Design a Tree Growing Using Microsoft PowerPoint?

by Ginny Putscher
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Designing a tree growing using Microsoft PowerPoint is a quick and easy process. When using Microsoft PowerPoint, you can create graphics with animation and sound that make a presentation more interesting and visually attractive.

Step 1

Open PowerPoint. Click "All Programs," click "Microsoft Office" then click "Microsoft PowerPoint 2007."

Step 2

Add a new slide to the presentation. Click "New Slide" on the "Home" tab on the ribbon.

Step 3

Access the Click Art. Click the "Insert" tab on the ribbon, and then click "Click Art" from the "Illustrations" grouping.

Step 4

Select a tree from the Click Art. On the "Click Art" panel, there are two search and one result criteria to address. In the criteria of "Search for:" enter "tree". For the criteria "Search in:" select "everywhere," which translates to all collections. For the criteria "Result should be:" select "all media types." Use the sliding bar that is adjacent to the images to select the tree of your choice. The tree appears on the blank slide.

Step 5

Add a "Custom Animation". Click on the "Animations tab" on the ribbon, and then click "Custom Animations" from the "Animations" grouping. On the "Custom Animation" panel, click "Add Effect," then select "Emphasis," and then select "Grow/Shrink." On the "Custom Animation" panel, there are three criteria to address. In the criteria of "Start:" enter "On click," means when you click the mouse. For the criteria "Size:" select "Larger". For the "Speed:" criteria, select "Medium." Notice that there is a number one by the image of the tree; this indicates that there is an animation added.

Play the slide. On the very bottom of the Animation panel, click "Play" to test your slide.


  • "Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 for Dummies"; Geetesh Bajaj; 2007

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About the Author

Ginny Putscher, a 25-year information technology veteran, has worked with both private industry and federal government. Putscher’s experiences included traveling and working in many foreign countries, such as Egypt, El Salvador, Kenya, Tanzania and Senegal. She received her B.A. in database development from Strayer University. Her first online writing experience was with eHow then with

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