Animation on smart art background RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    ECMA-376 section 19.5.10 says that <p:bg> can be used to animate background of an object. I am trying to find out how do I achieve this using PowerPoint 2010 UI. Is it possible at all?

    I tried modifying the slide1.xml for a smart art to have this element and when I loaded the edited pptx in PowerPoint then it worked as expected i.e. it animated the background. So I was wondering where do I get this option in the PowerPoint UI?

    is background animation supported on any other kind of object also? if yes then which ones?


    Thanks in advance

    Friday, April 29, 2011 6:14 AM


All replies

  • Hi, rsharma_champ,

       Thanks for your question.  One of our engineer will work on it and respond to you soon


    Hongwei Sun -MSFT
    Friday, April 29, 2011 3:33 PM
  • Rahul,

    I am the engineer who has taken ownership of your issue. I am currently investigating this and will update you as things progress.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:40 PM
  • Rahul,

    ECMA-376 Section 19.5.10 details the <p:bg>. This element is used to specify animating the background of an object. This element is a child element of the "spTgt" element. "spTgt" specifies the shape in which to apply a certain animation to (Section 19.5.72 ECMA-376 Second Edition). PowerPoint requires that the spid attribute refer to a cxnSp element, a graphicFrame element, a grpSp element, a pic element, or an sp element on the current slide (Section 2.1.1212 of [MS-OE376]).

    cxnSp (Connection Shape) --> Section of ECMA-376 SE (Second Edition)
    graphicFrame (Graphic Frame) --> Section of ECMA-376 SE
    grpSp (Group Shape) --> Section of ECMA-376 SE
    pic (Picture) --> Section of ECMA-376 SE
    sp (Shape) --> Section of ECMA-376 SE

    The way this is exhibited through the UI is implementation specific and outside the scope of the documentation.

    I hope this helps.

    • Proposed as answer by King Salemno Wednesday, May 4, 2011 5:36 PM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 5:23 PM
  • Hi King,

    Thanks for the information, But I was more interested in how does PowerPoint (PP) implement this feature and how do I control it through PP UI. Should I ask this question on some other forum (which one?).



    Thursday, May 5, 2011 3:56 AM
  • Rahul,

    This information is implementation specific and is not necessary for interopability.

    You could try asking your question again in this forum:

    It seems better suited for your question.

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:46 PM