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Move an Object Along a Path in Microsoft PowerPoint

You want a runner to move along a track? Simple.

First Insert the image. From the menu, choose InsertàPictureàFrom File, and select the file you want to insert.

Place the image on the page where you want to start the movement, and select the image, and hit Slide ShowàCustom Animation.

The Custom Animation task pane appears. Select Add Effect, then Motion Paths, then Draw Custom Path.

For our demonstration, we select Scribble, and draw the path on the slide.

You can change attribute of the path by selecting and dragging the relevant control.

You can change the speed at which the object follows the path, by clicking the Speed dropdown. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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