Text Animation in PowerPoint 2016 / 2019 Tutorial with Masking

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A Microsoft PowerPoint Animation Tutorial by the teacher

This Text Animation in PowerPoint With Line and Masking is truly inspired by one of the tutorials fromEasy After Effects” Youtube Channel.

The Line Text Effect in PowerPoint Preview

Take a look at the Wireframe view of the objects used in this presentation.

Wireframe view of Text Animation With Line Presentation
Figure 1.1
Wireframe View of Objects/Shapes

Objects/Shapes Used For Text Animation With Line

As you can see in Figure 1.1, a total of 2 slides have been used. The second slide is a replication of the first and only the Text has been changed but all the objects and animations are similar. Basically, we only need to animate two objects: Large Rectangle and Text.

  1. White Line object has been grouped with the Rectangle For Masking, which is a large rectangle filled with Black Color (colored have been removed in the Wireframe view) to cover half the text from the left side.
  2. A small Oval has been grouped with the Rectangle For Masking to define a Custom Anchor Point.


  • SPIN animation effect has been applied to the Large Rectangle with 360 Degree Counterclockwise Rotation, without Smoothness, No Auto Reverse, Duration 2 Seconds and 0 Second Delay Timings. We are repeating this animation 4 times. However, it is up to you for how many times you want to rotate the Large Rectangle? Figure 1.2 shows the rotation of Large Rectangle along with the hidden Oval used to define a custom rotation angle.
Custom Anchor Point Text Animation
Large Rectangle With Custom Anchor Point
Figure 1.2
  • Grow/Shrink effect has been applied to the Text with 135% Growth Rate, No Smoothness, No Auto Reverse, Duration 8 Seconds, 0 Seconds Delay, and No Repeat.
  • Transparency and Fade Out effects have been applied to the Large Rectangle with a Delay Timing of 5 and 6 seconds respectively. Both these effects are optional and have been used only to show the complete text behind the rectangle by hiding the Large Rectangle through Transparency Effect and then completely remove the rectangle through the Fade Out effect.
Text Animation With Line
Text Animation in PowerPoint
with 2x Speed

I hope you got The Teacher Point.

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The article How To Text With Line Animation Through Masking also applies to the following versions:

  • PowerPoint 2007
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • PowerPoint 2019

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