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Old 01-02-2019, 03:38 PM
seashoreman seashoreman is offline Mac OS X Office 2016 for Mac
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Default How to add checkmarks to an existing list, animated?

I have a to-do list on a slide from a previous presentation. I now want to put it in a new presentation and show each item "checked off," one at a time, as I talk through them.

So the list would be like this:

1. Start the car


2. Drive the car
3. Stop the car

I'd like to click the remote and have a check mark appear next to the first listed item, then click again and have a check on the 2nd, then click again and have a check on the 3rd.

I know I can do this with multiple slides, but would like to know how to do it within one slide to keep the deck tight and efficient.

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:59 AM
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You will probably want to say how the checkboxes were added (Macs do not support checkboxes in the same way as PCs.)
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:24 AM
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They are actually check marks, not boxes, FYI. I added them as text from the character map tool that's part of the Mac OS. And I figured out how to do this.For the benefit of anyone else trying to do this, here's what I did:

I created my list with the checkmarks:

✓1. Start the car
✓2. Drive the car
✓3. Stop the car

I selected the checkmarks and made them transparent. I set the text to appear at once (all together) on a mouse click.

I then duplicated the text block. On this copy, I made the checkmarks solid and all the words transparent. I then set the animation to appear one line at a time. Then I placed this text bock directly over the first one.

Result: 1st mouse click, the entire list appears without checkmarks. 2nd click, a checkmark appears next to the 1st item, 3rd click a checkmark appears next to the 2nd item, etc.

This may not be the most elegant way to do this, but it was easy and it works.
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