Change the playing order of your animation effects

Change the playing order of your animation effects

If your animation effects in PowerPoint aren’t playing in the sequence that you want, you can rearrange the order. Here’s how:

Change the playing order in a desktop version of PowerPoint

  1. Click the object on your slide with the animation effects that you want to reorder.

  2. On the Animations tab, click Animation Pane.

    (In PowerPoint for Mac 2011, on the Animations tab, click Reorder.)

    Open the Animation Pane

  3. In the Animation Pane, click and hold the animation effect you want to move, and drag it up or down to a new position. In the picture below, we’re moving the 1st animation effect down below the 3rd one.

    Change the order of an animation

    Tip:  A horizontal indicator line appears when you reach the new position.

  4. Release the mouse button to finalize the move. The picture below shows the 1st animation effect is now in position 3.

    New location of the animation effect

Change the playing order in PowerPoint Online

  1. Click the object on your slide with the animation effects that you want to reorder.

  2. On the Animations tab, click Move Earlier or Move Later to change the playing order.

    The animation numeral next to the object on the slide changes to indicate its new position in the playing sequence.

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