Animate bullet points one at a time in PowerPoint for Mac

Animations are a great way to show a list of bullet points on a slide one at a time. You can choose to click once for each bullet point, or have each point automatically appear after a short delay.

Show each bullet point with a click with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

  1. Select the text box that contains the slides you want to animate.

    Select the text box with the bullets you want to animate
  2. Click the Animations tab, and then choose a motion effect like Appear or Fly In.

    Choose one of the motion options to animate text or an object
  3. The slide displays the animation sequence in a box to the left of each point.

    Each bullet in the list show the order of animations in a small box to the left
  4. Select Slide Show Click the picture of a computer screen in the status bar to see the slide show on the status bar to preview your animation.

Show each bullet point after a delay

  1. Select all the bullet points you want to animate, click the Animations tab, and then choose a motion effect like Appear or Dissolve In.

    Select all the bullets on the slide and choose a motion animation effect
  2. In the Animations pane, select the second animation in the list.

    The second animated bullet point is selected
  3. Under Timing, change the Start setting to After Previous, and then enter the amount of time you want to delay between each bullet point.

    Display bullet points automatically by setting timing to After previous and specifying a delay
  4. Apply the same Start and Delay settings to the remaining bullet points in the list.

  5. Click the first animation, and then click Play From to preview the result.

Show each bullet point one at a time with PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

To show your talking points one bullet at a time, do this:

  1. Select the bulleted list.

    Select bulleted list

  2. On the Animations tab, under Entrance Effects, choose an animation effect.

    Select an entrance animation

  3. Select On Click if you want your bullets to appear one at a time.

    Make sure On Click is selected

  4. Preview your animation by clicking Play from the Animations tab.

Play animation

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See Also

Animate a word on a slide

Change or remove animation effects

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