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animate character in impress

asked 2019-02-16 18:04:36 +0100

knottedknickers gravatar image

updated 2019-02-17 01:47:40 +0100

I want to animate just one character in Impress (a linguistics presentation). When I select the character (which is in a table) I'm given the option to add (by means of a green "+" sign) a Custom Animation. I choose the "Emphasis" Category, and "Blink", but the whole table blinks, rather than the character I had selected. Is that expected behaviour?

In addition, when the Preview is done, the table remains highlighted in blue, as if it is selected. And when I go to other slides, the blue 'selection' artifact remains--the same size and position, overlayed on whatever is on the slide. Is this a bug or a feature? ;-P

v. 6.0.7.3 (x64), Windows

sample file: C:\fakepath\character animation_01.odp

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Can you upload a sample file here? To do this, edit your question and upload the file.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-02-16 22:28:34 +0100 )edit

see attached

knottedknickers gravatar imageknottedknickers ( 2019-02-17 01:47:57 +0100 )edit

@knottedknickers I've adjusted that once. It does not seem to work for a single character. The only possibility that I see is to mark the single character and assign a different color and maybe make it a bit bigger. Maybe someone else has an idea about it. Sorry.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-02-17 17:19:20 +0100 )edit

Appreciate you trying, ebot! I'll see if anyone else can help. Cheers!

knottedknickers gravatar imageknottedknickers ( 2019-02-17 19:06:00 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-02-18 03:13:12 +0100

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Delete or put a space where the blinking character goes. Create a separate text box for the blinking character. Make it match font size, color, etc., and blink, of course. Position it where it should be on the slide. You may have to extend the text box size to keep a hair line on its border from showing on other text.

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