Apply custom and advanced animation effects

When you want to drive home your message, you can create and play custom animation effects during your presentation. You can also use professionally designed animated templates in your presentations. We've done the animation work for you!

Note   In PowerPoint, animation effects are not the same as transitions. A transition animates the way one slide changes to the next. To add a transition between slides, see Add transitions between slides.

Create your own custom animation effects

You can create custom animation effects using the following procedures:

You can also use a combination of both to further customize your message.

Use a template that has advanced animation effects

Professional designers produced several free, professionally-designed templates that contain designer shapes, charts, and advanced animated effects. We’ve done the animation work for you so all you have to do is copy the slide into your presentation. And, each template includes step-by-step instructions so you can learn how to reproduce the animation effects if you want to.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013

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