RE: "Font size" animation in PPT 2010

Subject: RE: "Font size" animation in PPT 2010
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 13:34:47 -0500

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From: Dan Goldstein
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:33 PM
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Subject: "Font size" animation in PPT 2010

I have a PPT 2003 file with a piece of text animated as "Change Font
Size." Editing now in PPT 2010, it turns out that I can't add that
animation effect to another piece of text. The "Grow" effect is not at
all the same thing -- it grows right past the edges of the slide, and it
pixelates the text to boot. The old effect smoothly increased the font
size within the boundaries of the slide.

And then I found this alarming post:

That's right, folks -- MS actually *removed* animation effects between
Office 2007 and Office 2010.

The worst part of that post is the answer from Microsoft Support, which
inaccurately claims that "Grow" works the same as "Change Font Size."
Even a blind, albino, cave-dwelling fish could tell the difference
between those two.

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