Change or remove animation effects

Do any of the following:

Change an animation effect

You can change one animation effect for another effect of the same type. For example, you can only change an entrance effect for another entrance effect. If you want to change an entrance effect to a motion path, then you should remove the effect and apply a new one instead.

  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, click a different animation effect.

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

Remove an animation effect from an object

  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 remove.

    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. Press DELETE .

Remove all animation effects on a slide

  1. On the navigation pane, select the slide that contains the animation effects that you want to remove.

    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, select all the animation effects in the list. To do this, click the first item in the list, and then press and hold the SHIFT key as you click on the last item in the list.

  4. Click Delete  Delete Animation button .

Disable animations from playing during a slide show

  1. On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up, click Set Up Show.

    Slide Show tab, Set Up group

  2. Under Show options, select the Show without animation check box.

See also

Animate text and objects

Animate text and objects with motion paths

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