Animation effects available in PowerPoint Online

Many of the animation effects available in the PowerPoint desktop application are also available in PowerPoint Online. Also, PowerPoint Online can play animation effects that were applied in the PowerPoint desktop application.

Animations in PowerPoint Online

The following animation effects are currently available in PowerPoint Online, and most can be applied to pictures, shapes, and text:

Animation effect

What it does

Appear entrance

Text or object rapidly appears

Fade In entrance

Text or object gradually comes into view

Fly In entrance

Text or object flies in from the bottom, top, left, or right sides

Split entrance

Text or object becomes whole as its halves unite from a specified direction

Wipe entrance

Text or object is wiped into place from a specified direction

Random Bars entrance

Text or object comes into view from behind bars that turn and disappear

Grown & Turn entrance

Text or object spins forward into view from a distance

Zoom entrance

Text or object zooms into view from a distance

Basic Zoom entrance

Text or object zooms into view from a distance less subtly than with the Zoom entrance

Blinds entrance

Text or object comes into view from behind vertical or horizontal window blinds

Box entrance

Text or object takes shape as a box, growing either from the edges or the center

Checkerbox

Text or object appears in checkerboard fashion

Expand

Text or object grows from the middle outward

Peek In

Text or object slides into view from a specified direction

Rise Up

Text or object flies in from the bottom, then settles into place

Stretch

Text or object stretches into place from a specified direction

Strips entrance

Text or object peels into place from a specified direction

Spin emphasis

Text or object spins clockwise or counterclockwise

Grow/Shrink emphasis

Text or object first grows, then shrinks to specified size

Transparency emphasis

Text or object appears at a specified level of transparency

Line Color emphasis

Text or object border color changes toa specified color

Fill Color emphasis

Text or object is visible as a specified block of color appears

Font Color emphasis

Text becomes a specified color

Disappear exit

Text or object disappears rapidly

Fade exit

Text or object fades from view

Fly Out exit

Text or object flies away in a specified direction

Split exit

Text or object splits in half from a specified direction and disappears

Wipe exit

Text or object is wiped away from a specified direction and disappears

Random Bars exit

Text or object disappears behind bars that also then disappear

Zoom exit

Text or object zooms into the distance and disappears

Basic Zoom exit

Text or object zooms into the distance (less subtly than the Zoom exit does) and disappears

Blinds exit

Text or object comes disappears from view from behind vertical or horizontal window blinds

Box exit

Text or object exits in a box shape, receding either from the edges or the center

Checkerbox exit

Text or object disappears in checkerboard fashion.

Peek Out exit

Text or object recedes from view in a specified direction

Stretchy exit

Text or object stretches horizontally as it disappears

Strips exit

Text or object peels off in a specified direction

Note:  The Existing option plays an animation effect that was applied to the picture, shape, or text in the PowerPoint desktop application.

More information about using animation effects in your presentation:

We are continuously updating the web apps to include new and improved features so check the PowerPoint Blog or the Office Online blog for announcements. 

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