Change or remove animation effects in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

In PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can change one animation effect on an object for another, modify the settings for an animation, or remove the animation from the object.

Note: If you're looking for information about changing or removing transitions between slides, see Add, edit, or remove transitions between slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

To change or remove an animation effect you've created, select the slide you want, click the Animations tab, and then use the Animations pane on the right to edit or rearrange effects.

Use the animations pane on the right to edit animations

Tip: If you don't see the Animations pane, on the Animations tab, click Animations Pane in the ribbon.

Show or hide the animation pane with the Animation Pane button on the ribbon

In the Animations pane, you can do any of the following:

  • Move or delete an animation    Select the effect in the Animations pane and use the buttons at the top of the pane to change the order (by moving it) or delete it. Click the arrow keys to move it, or click the red X to delete it.

    Delete or rarrnage animations with the buttons at the top of the pane
  • Change to a different animation    Select the effect in the Animations pane, and click a different effect in the ribbon.

  • Add another animation to the same object    First select the text or object on the slide (not in the Animations pane), and then click the additional effect you want to apply.

  • Change the effect properties    Select the effect in the Animations pane and make the changes you need under Effect Options.

    Modify the behavior of the animation with Effects Options in the Animations Pane

    The settings available here depend on the type of animation you selected. This example shows the options for a Fly In animation.

  • Change the effect timing    Select the effect in the Animations pane and make the changes you need under Timing: how the animation is triggered, how long it lasts, and whether or not you want to delay it beforehand or repeat it afterwards.

    Modify the timing of the effect with Timing properties in the Animations Pane

    For longer animations that might get triggered again during your presentation, you can choose Rewind when done playing to speed things up a little bit the second time around.

See Also

Animate text and objects in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Animate text and objects with motion paths

Animate a word on a slide

Animate bullet points one at a time

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