Article written using PowerPoint 2013
Have some text already typed into a text box With segoe print font.
Get a picture of a hand holding a pen and scale it appropriately under the text.
Go to animation then animation pane.
select all the text and click the fade animation.
Set the duration to 0.5.
In the animation pane window, go to the handwriting animation event.
Click the down arrow next to the animation event and click effect options. Set Animate text to by letter.
Directly under Animate text, Set to 100% delay between letters then click ok to close the box. Test the animation, the letters should appear one by one.
Now to animating the hand holding a pen.
Multiply the number of letters in the text by the duration of the last animation which is 0.5.
This value will be the duration of the hand animation.
Go to the animation window, then look for and click motion paths, then custom paths.
The cursor will change to a crosshair, zoom into the text, then with your mouse or pen, trace the path of the text from start to finish as if you were writing it.
The path will be recorded. Double click to preview the animation. Change the duration to the value previously calculated for the hand animation.
In the animation pane window click the down arrow next to the hand animation.
Then click effect options and set smooth start and smooth end to 0 sec. then click ok
Test the animation to see changes.
Now the text and hand animation has been made.
Try to position the hand holding pen picture under the text as realistically as possible.
Set the hand holding pen picture to bring to front.
Set the hand holding pen animation to start: with previous above the animation pane.
Test the animation. The hand holding pen should be writing the text smoothly now.
To make the hand holding pen go away after the animation you need an exit animation.
Go to add animation and click fly out
Set the fly out animation to Start: after previous