Animate text and objects in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

You can add visual interest to your presentation by animating the text or objects on a slide. To get started, select the part of the slide you want to animate, and then click the Animation tab.

Tip: Adding transitions between slides is another way to add visual interest to a slide show.

Once you've added animation effects to a slide, you can edit or remove them.

Add animation effects

To add animation to text or an object:

  • Select the item that you want to animate, click the Animations tab, and then choose one of the following:

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Appear on the slide

Choose one of the motion options to animate text or an object

Click the right arrow to see more choices

Receive emphasis

Choose one of the emphasis options to highlight text or an object

Exit the slide

Choose one of the exit options to animate an object so it disappears from the screen

Follow a defined path

Choose one of the Motion Path options to make objects move in a defined way

Tip: You can apply more than one animation to a single object. Simply select the object again and apply an additional effect.

Edit animation effects

To change, remove, or reorder animation effects:

  1. Select the slide you want, select the animated item, and then on the Animations tab, click Animation Pane.

  2. The Animation Pane at the right shows all the animations on the slide.

    Set animation options in the properties pane

    Here you can:

    • Reorder or remove animations

    • Change how the animation works, or add a sound

    • Change how the animation starts and how long it lasts

Choose Play From to preview your changes.

See Also

Animate text and objects with motion paths

Change or remove animation effects

Animate a word on a slide

Animate bullet points one at a time

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