Power Point offers a Custom Animation feature that will allow a user to select slide objects and add attributes such as entrance, exit, and emphasis actions. These actions can be set to execute automatically, after a timed interval, or with a mouse action. Custom animations are used for emphasis, presentation timing, or aesthetics.
Currently, there is no support for animated text or slides used in PowerPoint in the output. The wizard will either render the content statically (most likely) or ignore the content and not render it at all (i.e. Flash object). If you are using animation in your slides see Best Practices: Animations to learn how to create animations that will render statically and support structure.
Some programs will include objects such as sound clips, animated graphics, video clips, or other media objects. These objects are generally added to emphasize the content of the presentation or provide an alternative means of delivering information. Currently the Accessibility Wizard cannot convert many of these media objects. This includes the following:
- Sound Clips (files with extensions such as .wav, .mp3, .wma, etc.)
- Video Clips (files with extension such as .avi, .mov, .wmv, .rma, etc.)
- Computer Animated Applets (such as java applets)
- Program Objects (exp. Microsoft Equation, Adobe Acrobat)
- Special Characters(graphic devices and symbols besides numbers and alphabet letters.)
If you choose to use media objects in your presentation, be aware that they may not convert. It is possible that during conversion, one of the following may happen to the media object:
- They will not be displayed
- They will be displayed incorrectly
- They will be converted to images
- They will not be heard