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Adding a Little Animation to Your Life in Excel

Adding a little animation to your life in Excel can be a great way to add some excitement and interest to your work. Animations can be used to liven up presentations, make data more engaging, or simply add a bit of fun to your work. Here are a few tips on how to add animation to your Excel life:

1. Use animated GIFs

One of the easiest ways to add animation to Excel is by using animated GIFs. These are images that contain a series of frames that play in a loop, similar to a video. You can find animated GIFs online for just about anything, from cats playing instruments to data visualizations. To insert an animated GIF into Excel, go to the Insert tab and select Online Pictures. Then search for the term "animated GIF" and insert the image you want.

2. Create your own animations

If you're feeling creative, you can also create your own animations in Excel. This can be done by creating a series of slides in PowerPoint and then saving them as an animated GIF. To do this, go to the File menu in PowerPoint and select Save As. Under the Save As Type drop-down menu, select Animated GIF.

3. Use built-in animations

Excel also has some built-in animations that you can use. To access these, go to the Insert tab and click on the Animation drop-down menu. Here you'll find a variety of animations that you can apply to objects in your workbook, such as text boxes, shapes, and charts.

4. Use online tools

There are also a number of online tools that you can use to create animations for Excel. One popular option is Ezgif. This site allows you to upload images and then create animations from them. Another option is Gifmaker, which has a similar interface and features.

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