Change or remove animation effects in PowerPoint for Mac

In PowerPoint for Mac, you can switch from one animation effect to 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.

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, make sure you are in Normal view, and then click Animation Pane on the Animations tab.

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. At the top of the pane, click the arrow keys to change the order of your animations, or click the red X to delete an animation.

    To delete all animations from a slide at once, click the first item in the list, press and hold the SHIFT key as you click on the last item in the list, and then click the red X.

    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 on the Animations tab.

  • 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 want 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 want under Timing. Options include how the animation is triggered, how long it lasts, and whether you want to delay its start or repeat it.

    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.

If you want to disable animations from an entire presentation, click the Slide Show tab, click Set Up Slide Show, and then select Show without animation.

See also

Animate text and objects

Animate text and objects with motion paths

Animate a word on a slide

Animate bullet points one at a time

Add, edit, or remove transitions between slides

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

Change an animation effect

Note: You can change one animation effect for another effect of the same type. For example, you can change an entrance effect for another entrance effect, but not for a motion path. If you want to change an entrance effect to a motion path, remove the effect and apply a new one instead.

  1. In the navigation pane, select the slide that contains the animation effect that you want to change, and then click the Animation tab.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide. Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. On the slide, select the animation effect that you want to change.

    Tips: 

    1. Each animation effect is represented on the slide by a number  Animation number  next to the object, which indicates the order that it will play in.  If two animation effects are set to play at the same time, they are represented by a numbered stack  Animation numbered stack .

    2. To select an animation effect that is in a numbered stack   Animation numbered stack , you must view the full list of animation effects on the slide. On the Animations tab, under Animation Options, click Reorder, and then click the animation that you want.

  3. On the Animations tab, click a different animation effect.

    Tip: To preview all animation effects on the slide, on the Animations tab, under Preview, click Play.

Remove an animation effect from an object

  1. In the navigation pane, select the slide that contains the animation effect that you want to change, and then click the Animation tab.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide. Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. On the slide, select the animation effect that you want to remove.

    Tips: 

    1. Each animation effect is represented on the slide by a number  Animation number  next to the object, which indicates the order that it will play in.  If two animation effects are set to play at the same time, they are represented by a numbered stack  Animation numbered stack .

    2. To select an animation effect that is in a numbered stack   Animation numbered stack , you must view the full list of animation effects on the slide. On the Animations tab, under Animation Options, click Reorder, and then click the animation that you want.

  3. Press DELETE .

Remove all animation effects on a slide

  1. On the navigation pane, select the slide that contains the animation effects that you want to remove.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide. Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. On the Animations tab, under Animation Options, click Reorder.

    Animations tab, Animation Options group

  3. Under Animation Order, select all the animation effects in the list. To do this, click the first item in the list, and then press and hold the SHIFT key as you click on the last item in the list.

  4. Click Delete  Delete Animation button .

Disable animations from playing during a slide show

  1. On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up, click Set Up Show.

    Slide Show tab, Set Up group

  2. Under Show options, select the Show without animation check box.

See also

Animate text and objects

Animate text and objects with motion paths

Animate a word on a slide

Add, edit, or remove transitions

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