PowerPoint animations and transitions supported in Docs.com

PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint Online use slightly different technologies for playback of motion graphics, so not all animations and transitions that may be used in your original PowerPoint presentation will play on the Web when your presentation is published on Docs.com.

Use these animations for best results

The following PowerPoint animations work particularly well when you publish your presentation on Docs.com.

Entrance

Emphasis

Exit

Motion Path

Fade

Teeter

Fade

Lines

Fly In

Grow/Shrink

Fly In

Arcs

Wipe

Spin

Wipe

Turns

Zoom

Zoom


Avoid animation effects that play differently online

The following animation effects can be played online but will look different from the way they look in the desktop version of PowerPoint. For instance, the Circle effect animates in the shape of a box instead of a circle. Try to avoid using the following animation effects if you don’t want your presentation to appear differently than expected.

Entrance

Emphasis

Exit

Basic

Circle
Diamond
Dissolve In
Wedge
Wheel

Circle
Diamond
Dissolve Out
Wedge
Wheel

Subtle

Swivel

Brush Color
Underline

Swivel

Moderate

Center Revolve

Color Pulse
Grow with Color

Center Revolve

Exciting

Basic Swivel
Bounce
Spiral In

Basic Swivel
Bounce
Spiral Out


Avoid changing animation effect options

When you apply an animation in PowerPoint, you can change its settings (either in the Animations tab or in the Effect Options dialog). The following settings do not work in a published presentation on Docs.com.

  • Sounds (Effect Options dialog > Effect tab > Sound drop-down)

  • Triggers (Trigger > On Click of or Trigger > On Bookmark) that make an animation play when you click an object on the current slide or when you play a specific part of a video

  • The Bounce end setting for the Fly In effect (Effect Options dialog > Effect tab > Bounce end slider)

  • More colors for the After animation setting (Effect Options dialog > Effect tab > After animation drop-down > More Colors dialog)


Apply Cut, Fade, and Push transitions only

According to the “Transitions” section of How certain features behave in PowerPoint Online, only Fade and Push transitions play in PowerPoint Online. Transitions added in desktop PowerPoint are preserved, but can only be played or changed in desktop PowerPoint. Note that Cut transitions are also supported in PowerPoint Online, and thus in presentations on Docs.com, too.

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