How to Create Star Wars Scrolling Text in PowerPoint?

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Suppose you are in a conference room, ready to present a PowerPoint presentation with Star Wars signature text crawling style…. Don’t you think it will be an awesome scene to begin your presentation? I personally think it is.

It is an excellent idea to captivate the audience’s immediate attention. But wait.. is that possible?

Of course, it is possible otherwise we would not have put up the discussion here.

Microsoft PowerPoint has got every bit of capability to create the animation of various styles and text crawling is one of them. Basically you have to achieve three main objectives here:

  • You have to add a 3-dimensional effect to the text.
  • Next, you have to add up a motion path animation to crawl the text in the upward or seemingly forward direction.
  • And at last, you have to simulate the depth effect by collaborating motion path animation with text shrinking animation.

Continue reading the article here, and it will show you how to achieve such an animation in a few minutes.

Method Description:

The method here is described in stepwise guidance to make your learning experience easier, so read the steps below:

Step 1. Firstly, create a text box to the slide by clicking on the “Insert” tab and then “Text Box” button.

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Step 2. Now in the text field, type “=rand(3,4)” and hit “Enter”. You will get some sample texts to help you begin your demo. You can type your own text as well for the presentation you would like to create here.

Step 3. Now change the font style to “Arial Black/ New Gothic MT/ Bold” as per your wish and set the font size to 44.

Step 4. Make the alignment of the text to the “Justify” option.

Step 5. Select the entire text now in the text box, and choose “Format”. You can get the option from the right-click sub-menu list as well.

Step 6. Go to “WordArt Styles”, then “Text Effects” and then “3-D Rotation”.

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Step 7. In the 3-D Rotation, choose the “Perspective Relaxed Moderately” style.

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Step 8. Next from the 3-D Rotation choose “3-D Rotation Options” and here increase the perspective style value to 80.

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Step 9. Bring the slide to the center so that the first line can match up to the size of the width of the slide. And also you have to make sure that the top of the text line is below the slide.

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Step 10. Now, select the text box, and go to the “Animations” tab, and then the down arrow to select “Add animation”.

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Step 11. Off the context menu, select “More Motion Paths” and then “up” option from the new menu list. Click “Ok” in the end.

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Step 12. You will now see a green and red arrow appearing on the screen. Drag the red arrow, which signifies the end of the motion by clicking on it to the very top of the slide. Make sure to hold the “Shift” key while dragging to keep your line straight.

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Step 13. Go to the “Advanced Animations” tab and click on the “Add Animation” button.

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Step 14. Choose the “Grow/Shrink” option which comes under the group “Emphasis”.

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Step 15. Move back to the “Advanced Animation” tab, and select “Animation Pane”. A side-ways window will open up displaying the selected animations. You choose the “Up” animation with a double click.

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Step 16. Another operating Window will turn up showing all options for “Up” animation. Set here the “Smooth Start” and “Smooth End” values to 0 and then click “Ok”.

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Step 17. Now double click the “Grow/Shrink” option from the previous list (Animation Pane) to bring about its settings page. Set here the “Start” value in timing to “With Previous” and size value in text animation to “custom 10%” and finally click “Ok” to save the changes.

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Step 18. Move the animation bar to the right side until it comes to the value of 30.0s and again repeat the same steps for the “Grow/Shrink” option as mentioned a while ago.

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Step 19. Change the background by heading to “Format background” and then “Picture or Texture fill”. Choose your picture graphic here from the “File”.

Step 20. Choose the text, and change its color you find most befitting. To do that, go to “Home” and then “Font” color.

Step 21. Follow the path “Format”> “WordArt Style” > “Text Effects” > “Glow”> “More Glow Colors”. It will give your text color a glow effect.

Step 22. Now create the “Rectangle” shape from the “Insert” button and use the rectangle shape to cover the top half of the slide.

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Step 23. Remove next to the shape outline. In order to do that, go to “Format”, then “Shape Styles”, “Shape Outline” and finally “No Outline”.

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Step 24. Finally, adjust the “shape fill” to the size as same as that of the background.

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Step 25. Navigate the following pathway: Picture tools > Format > Picture effects > Soft Edges. Here set the vale to 50.

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Okay. So it’s all set. Now the only thing left for you is to astonish your audience. To do that play the presentation, and see how it surprises your viewers.

Conclusion:

This method is a bit of a lengthy discussion, but to achieve something as exciting as Star Wars crawling texts, this level of effort is worth giving.

Stick to the guideline step by step, so as not to miss any settings change necessary to bring the perfect output.

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