So, I've been creating new things and wanted to find an easier way to continue with this simulator. Why? So, I wanted a better window opening animation. Sounds easy right? Right? Nope.
First, I thought by using the grow/shrink animation in combination with a warped window could give an interesting effect...except that PowerPoint screws up grow/shrink on so many levels. First up, it's a pixel microscope basically once grown Secondly, it's a not-anti-aliased pixel party when shrunk. Thirdly, don't even bother combining this with other animations. It could be due to 2016, but it looks horrible.
Well, skip that. Let's do something else then. Maybe the swap animation in the start menu like in Hillel's demo? Nope. If you use a hyperlink to a page with animations that have played before, they just don't work. Even worse, to combat this problem, you can either introduce a lot of lag or introduce a delay with every animation so there's a fade animation after all. I don't like this.
Okay, screw all of that. Let's just continue building the other slides. Oh wait. No. Because Windows 10 decides it's a perfect moment to BSOD, in the middle of saving the file. (What about autosave? Lets just say it didn't work.) There wasn't a whole lot new so not a big problem right? Maybe, but it wasn't fun seeing it broken.
Being fed up of all of this, I needed a faster way to create these things (and preferably with a smaller file size) plus a better way of animating everything. So, I'm only going to be 100% fully compatible with Office 2016 (365 edition).
The thing is, no matter how many Morph animations I create, you all will still be able to kind of use it because instead of Morph, there should be a fade animation. PowerPoint viewer though hasn't been updated to take advantage of Morph afaik, which is a shame.
What is morph? New transition type in 2016 which can transform an object's length, width, depth, (3d) rotation, light angle (kind of), text, etc. Just like Keynote's Magic Move, except more advanced.
You'll hear more of my PowerPoint adventures soon, right now I need a break. Why? Because #blamepowerpoint