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How to make a Glint or Sparkle Text animation in PowerPoint

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Animation is defined as bringing something to life. Microsoft PowerPoint is often used to present data to an audience and include features to create unbelievable animation effects to images, objects, and text. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a Glint text animation in PowerPoint. A Glint effect is an animated glow.


Make a Glint or Sparkle Text animation in PowerPoint


STEP 1: Open Microsoft PowerPoint.



STEP 2: On the Home tab in the Drawing group, click a rectangle shape from the list box.


STEP 3: Draw the rectangle on the slide.



STEP 4: On the Insert tab, click WordArt in the Text group.


A text box will appear on the slide.


Enter a text in the text box.



STEP 5: Then click the Shape Format tab.


Hold the Shift key down and select both the rectangle shape and text box.


STEP 6: On the Shape Format tab, click the Merge Shape button in the Insert Shape group.


In the list, select Combine.



STEP 7: Now we do not want any outline on the WordArt text box.


STEP 8: Click the text box, then click the Shape Outline button in the Shape Styles group.


STEP 9: In the list, click No Outline.



STEP 10: In the Shape Styles group, click the Color Fill, Black Dark 1.


The background will become black.


STEP 11: Then select a rectangle from the list box in the Insert Shapes group.


STEP 12: Then draw the rectangle and place it on the edge of the first letter.


STEP 13: Now we are going to remove the outline from the rectangle.


STEP 14: Click the rectangle, then click the Shape Outline button in the Shape Styles group.


STEP 15: In the list, click No Outline.



STEP 16: Click the Shape Fill button in the Shape Styles group and choose a color from the list for the rectangle.



STEP 17: Now we are going to choose a shape effect for the rectangle.


STEP 18: Click the Shape Effect button in the Shape Styles group.


STEP 19: In the list, choose the effect of Soft Edges, then 5 Points.


STEP 20: The rectangle will become faint.



STEP 21: Now we want to add some shadow to the rectangle.


STEP 22: Click the Shape Effect button in the Shape Styles group.


STEP 23: In the list, choose the effect Shadow, then Shadow Options.



STEP 24: A Format Shape pane will appear on the right.


STEP 25: On the Effect page in the Shadow section, click the Preset button and choose Offset Bottom Left.



STEP 26: We will make the Transparency 25% and the Size 100%.



STEP 27: Now we will send the rectangle to the back.


STEP 28: Right-click the rectangle and select Send to Back.



STEP 29: Now we will change the WordArt color.


STEP 30: To color the background of the WordArt text, click the Design tab, and in the Customize group, click the Format Background button.


STEP 31: A Format Background pane will open on the left click the Color button to choose a color.



STEP 32: Move the rectangle from the edge of the letter.


STEP 33: Now we are going to add some animation.


STEP 34: Click the Animation tab and click the Add Animation button in the Advanced Animation group.


STEP 35: In the list, click More Motion Path.


STEP 36 An Add Motion Path dialog box will appear.



STEP 37: Inside the dialog box, click Diagonal Down Right.


STEP 38: Then click OK.


STEP 39: The rectangle shape will become a Diagonal Down Right motion path. Align the motion path properly.



STEP 40: On the Animation tab in the Advanced Animation group, click the Animation Pane button.


STEP 41: An Animation pane will appear on the right.


STEP 42: Click the Play From button to play the animation.


STEP 43: If you want the animation to be longer, enter the duration you want for the animation text in the Duration box in the Timing group.



STEP 44: Play the animation again to see the outcome.


That's It!


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