Rafael's interpretation of the question

I want an animation in PowerPoint, where one word appears from left to right, as it is being typed, and then it disappears as it is being deleted with a backspace key, making room for a new word.

Original post:

I wanted to have some simple text animation like what is show on below website where I show one sentence and then in next animation few words in that sentence changes and then again it changes.

For ex.

First sentence

How many computers in your environment ?

and then in next animation computer word is replace by application and then in next animation application is repalce by users and i could see the word getting deleted and replaces with new word as shown in below website

See example below on this website


Do we know how i can do this?

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I am sorry if the names on the options are not exact because I am using PowerPoint in Spanish. But I am posting some screen captures so you get the idea. Feel free to edit the post.

A general approach would be:

I. Prepare the design of your slide. Put a background and add a text block you want to animate.

II. Duplicate your slide.

III. On the first slide, on the animation panel (1) select your block of text and use "wipe" (2) as an entry animation.

IV. Go to effect options (3) and choose left to right (4)

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Now on the second slide do the same with the block of text but choose right to left as the final step.

You can add both animations, entry, and exit on the same slide opening the animation panel, so you have things more organized using one text per slide instead of two.

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The result

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This makes a smooth transparent effect on the text.

Another variant, probably more exactly matching the look on your example is using the "Appear" (5) option and choosing character by character (7) on the options (6) of the animation:

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The problem with this method is that the text will disappear left to right, not like using the backspace key.

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  • Thank You So much Rafael. I think the second option is more closer to what i want. Only problem is that this animation doesnt work on a word in sentence. Animation is applied to entire sentence which i dont want. I want a particular word in sentence to removed and then replaces with another word as animation.
    – user117140
    Commented May 16, 2020 at 8:07
  • 1
    Split the text into two different blocks. Simple.
    – Rafael
    Commented May 16, 2020 at 19:51

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