Change animation order, speed, or how it starts

Do any of the following:

Change the order of animation effects on a slide

  1. In the navigation pane, select the slide that contains the animation effect that you want to change.

    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, click an animation effect.

  4. To move the animation effect, click the up arrow or the down arrow.

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

Change the speed of the animation effect

The speed of the animation effect is determined by how long the effect plays, or the duration.

  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, under Animation Options, in the Duration box, enter the number of seconds that you want the animation effect to last.

    Animations tab, Animation Options group

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

Change how an animation effect starts

  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, under Animation Options, on the Start pop-up menu, do one of the following:

    Animations tab, Animation Options group

To start the animation effect

Click

When you click the slide

On Click

At the same time as the previous animation effect in the list (one click starts two or more animation effects at the same time)

With Previous

Immediately after the previous animation effect in the list finishes playing (no additional click is required to make the next animation effect start)

After Previous

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

See also

Animate text and objects

Animate text and objects with motion paths

Change the object or text color after an animation plays

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