Add animation to PowerPoint

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  1. Give your presentations some pizza
  2. Add animation to PowerPoint on PC
  3. Add animation to PowerPoint with a Mac

Give your presentations some pizza

So next week you need to talk to your boss and her whole team. You know what topics you want to cover, and you’ve put together a simple PowerPoint slide panel to help your audience understand your concepts. What now?

There are several ways to bring your PowerPoint slides to life, including music, videos, slide transitions, and animations. These elements can make your presentation more interesting and deeper, but too much can be more distracting than enlightening. The key is to choose elements that will enhance, not overwhelm your presentation.

Using animation means applying motion to an element (such as lines of text, graphics, or graphics) on a slide. Presenters often use it to reveal markers one by one rather than showing them all at once. This strategy can help keep the audience interested because they don’t know what’s coming next. Subtle effects such as “appear”, “disappear” and “erase” often work best; Options like ‘rotate’, ‘bounce’ and ‘zoom’ can distract you.

Here are the simple steps to use PowerPoint slide animation.

Add animation to PowerPoint on PC

The following instructions apply to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010, and PowerPoint for Office 365.

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to apply the animation.

  2. Select the element you want to animate.

  3. On the tab Animations in a group Animations select arrow Yet in the field Animations

    You can also add animations Entrance accent or Exit:

    • The input animates the element as it appears on the slide.

    • Emphasis is placed on an element after it is already on the slide.

    • Exit animates the element when it leaves the slide.

  4. Select the animation you want to use. By selecting it, you see the animation on the slide.

  5. The number “1” appears next to the object you are animating, indicating that it is the first animation that appears when you select a slide during a presentation. If you animate more than one element, they will be numbered in the order you created them.

  6. To animate multiple objects within an object with the same animation, select the object and then select your animation.

    On the tab Animations in a group Animations select Effect parameters to determine whether you want the animation to happen to all elements at once, or to each element individually. You can also customize how the animation is done; for example, whether the element ‘floats’ at the top or bottom of the slide.

  7. To fine-tune animation during a presentation, click the Animations in a group Extended animation select Animation panel † The panel will appear in the right column of your screen.

    • To change the order of an animation, select it from the list and then use arrows in the top right corner of the panel to move it up or down.

    • To set the time, select an animation from the list and select down arrow to select options.

    • To see the running animation, select Play everything

  8. To remove an animation, select the animated element and then the tab Animations in a group Animations select Not

Add animation to PowerPoint with a Mac

The following instructions apply to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, and 2011 for Mac and PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac.

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to apply the animation.

  2. Select the element you want to animate.

  3. On the tab Animations you will see how the element appears on the slide, is emphasized, or leaves the slide. Choose the one you want to use.

    In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, selected items are tagged as in, highlight, and out effects.

  4. The number “1” appears next to the object you are animating, indicating that this is the first animation that will appear when you click on the slide during the presentation. If you animate more than one element, they will be numbered in the order you created them.

  5. To fine-tune the animation during a presentation, click the animation number you want to adjust to open the panel Animations

    In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, these options are available at the Animation in section Animation options

    • To change the order of an animation, select it from the list and then use arrows in the top right corner of the panel to move it up or down.

    • Use the dialog Effect parameters to change how the animation works.

    • Remark † if Effect parameters are not available, it may be because there are no parameters available for this effect.
    • Use the dialog Time to specify how long the animation will last.

    • Click Play from to see the changes in action.

    Remember, your goal is to support your message and generate interest. Use animation wisely and save fashion shows for another time.

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