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Sequence.ConvertToAnimateBackground Method (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Determines whether the background will be animated separately from, or in addition to, its accompanying text. Returns an Effect object representing the newly-modified animation effect.


expression. ConvertToAnimateBackground( Effect, AnimateBackground )

expression A variable that represents a Sequence object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
EffectRequiredEffectThe animation effect to be applied to the background.
AnimateBackgroundRequiredMsoTriStateDetermines whether the text will be animated separately from the background.

Return Value



This example creates a text effect for the first shape on the first slide in the active presentation, and animates the text in the shape separately from the background. This example assumes there is a shape on the first slide, and that the shape has text inside it.

Sub AnimateText() 

    Dim timeMain As TimeLine 
    Dim shpActive As Shape 

    Set shpActive = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(1) 
    Set timeMain = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine 

    ' Add a blast effect to the text, and animate the text separately 
    ' from the background. 
    timeMain.MainSequence.ConvertToAnimateBackground _ 
        Effect:=timeMain.MainSequence.AddEffect(Shape:=shpActive, _ 
            effectid:=msoAnimEffectBlast), _ 

End Sub

See also


Sequence Object

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