Creating page turning animation

Hi all, I am trying to make an animation where the user sees a book cover, and clicks to open it, and it opens up to a new page. It works well in ppt, but it can only happen automatically. Ideally I'd like the user to have to click the cover, and then the animation begins. Is that possible? I've tried using a trigger, but that didn't seem to work.

Is the only way a user can activate an animation through a hyperlink? and then it could be a new slide with the animation beginning at the start of it?

Am I missing something obvious here?

Thanks for your help,


35 Replies
Nathan Ritzau

Hi jeanette, 

I wanted to clarify the suggestion you made above about using the slide transition "Peel Off" in ppt 2013.  According to this list of supported slide transitions,, the "Peel off" and "Page Curl" transitions aren't supported by Presenter 13 in PPT 2013. I really wish they could be because they are really smooth beautiful transitions, but alas. 

These look fantastic when viewing in slideshow mode, but when I go to Publish it in Articulate, nothing, sadly, happens. Just an fyi.


Jeanette Brooks

Hi Nathan and thanks for pointing that out. I might have misunderstood, but I think Janine is looking for a PowerPoint (only) solution - as in a PPT presentation. If not, my apologies for any confusion! :)

And Janine, yah, I'm sorry, I don't have a good solution for the opening of the hardcover book type of effect. I will keep my eyes peeled though! Best of luck.

Janine Thompson

Hi Jeanette,
Sorry to trouble you again. In your original reply you sent me a link to produce page turning: The version of PP shown he says is 2010 & it is also in 2013.

I downloaded 2013 & also in 2010 I do not have the Page Turn Tab (Insert pages). Also don’t have Developer of Add Inns up the top.
Do you know what version this might be please?
Is it something you have to add in or turn on?
Thank You again

MaryAnn Powell

I know this is an old thread, but it's still relevant!  I'm struggling to add additional pages to this template so that it keeps the appearance of turning pages.  Any additional instructions/comments would be appreciated.  

Also, is there a way to make the "Go back" link actually look like it is turning back instead of just jumping back to the previous page?

Have we moved on to a better solution for this effect?  If so... point me in the direction of Albequerque!

Bob S

Hi MaryAnn,

Not sure what your budget is, but the only way I know to do this sort of thing in PPT directly is through the use of plug-ins.  Here's one that has a book page turning transition....

Sure there are lots of other plug in transitions out there on the web.