Add PowerPoint Animations

How to Add Animations in PowerPoint

Add PowerPoint Animations

An animation effect is a preset visual effect that can be applied to the text or objects on a slide.

Animate Text

  1. Select the text you want to animate.
  2. Click the Animations tab.
  3. Click the Animation Styles button in the Animation group.
    Apply Animations

    From here, you can see all the available animations They're grouped by Entrance, Exit, and Emphasis effects.

  4. Select the animation you want to use.
    • Entrance: Change the way objects are first displayed in the slide show.
    • Exit: Cause objects to disappear from the slide show.
    • Emphasis: Make objects stand out from the others.
    • Motion Path: Cause objects to move around the slide according to a specific path.
    Apply Animations

Don’t get too crazy with your animations. Animation effects should be used to call attention to the main points of your slide. Too many effects can detract from your presentation.

The preset animation is applied to the text or object and a preview of the effect is displayed. A number appears next to the object showing the order in which the animation will be displayed.

Animate Objects

Animating objects on a slide is really no different than animating text. However, you’ll notice the available effect options will differ depending on what’s being animated.

  1. Select the slide with the object you want to animate.
  2. Select the object.
  3. Click the Animation Styles button.
    Apply Animations
  4. Select the animation you want to use.
    Apply Animations

You can add multiple animations to a single object by selecting the text or graphic, clicking the Add Animation button in the Advanced Animation group, and selecting an option.

Remove an Animation Effect

An animation effect can quickly be removed if you decide you don’t like it.

  1. Select the text or object with the animation you want to remove.
  2. Click the Animation Styles button.
    Apply Animations
  3. Select None.
    Apply Animations

The animation effect is removed from the text or object.

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