Change, remove or turn off animation effects

Change, remove or turn off animation effects

In PowerPoint, you can change one animation effect applied to an object for another, modify the settings for an animation, or remove the animation from the object.

Change an animation effect

  1. Select the object that has the animation effect that you want to change.

  2. On the Animations tab, select the new animation that you want.

    Choose an animation

Remove one animation effect

You can remove animation effects that you previously applied to text or objects (such as pictures, shapes, SmartArt graphics, and so on).

Note: If you're looking for information on removing a transition effect from an entire slide, see Add, change, or remove transitions between slides.

  1. On the Animation tab, click Animation Pane.

    Open the Animation Pane

  2. On the slide, click the animated object that you want to remove the effect from.

    Tip: All of the effects applied to that object are highlighted in the Animation Pane.

  3. In the Animation Pane, click the effect to remove, click the down arrow, and then click Remove.

    Remove an animation effect

Remove more than one or remove all animation effects

  • To remove more than one animation effect from text or an object, in the Animation Pane, press Ctrl, click each animation effect that you want to remove, and then press Delete.

  • To remove all animation effects from text or an object, click the object that you want to stop animating. Then, on the Animations tab, in the gallery of animation effects, click None.

    In Animation gallery, click None

Turn off all animations in a presentation

Although you can't remove all animations from an entire presentation in one step (you have to remove animations from each object individually, as described above), you can disable all animations in your presentation.

  1. On the Slide Show tab, select Set Up Slide Show.

  2. Under Show options, select Show without animation.

See also

Animate text or objects

What do you want to do?

Change an animation effect

Remove specific animation effects

Remove all animations from a single object

Remove animations from all objects on a slide

Disable animations from playing in Slide Show view

Change an animation effect

  1. Select the object that has the animation effect that you want to change.

  2. On the Animations tab, in the Animation group, click the More The More button button, and then select the new animation that you want.

    The Animations tab in the PowerPoint 2010 ribbon

Remove specific animation effects

  1. On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane.

    The Advanced Animation group on the Animation tab in the PowerPoint 2010 ribbon.

  2. In the Animation Pane, right-click the animation effect that you want to remove and then click Remove.

    The Animation Pane

Note: You can also remove multiple, specific animation effects. Press and hold CTRL, and then in the Animation Task pane, select each animation effect that you want to remove, right-click one of the selected effects and select Remove.

Remove all animations from a single object

  1. Select the object that you want to remove the animations from.

  2. On the Animation tab, in the Animations group, click the More The More button button, and then select None.

    The Animation group with None selected

Remove animations from all objects on a slide

  1. Select the slide that you want to remove all animations from.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select, and then click Select All.

  3. On the Animation tab, in the Animations group, click the More The More button button, and then select None.

    The Animation group with None selected

Turn off all animations in a presentation

  1. On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Set Up Slide Show.

    The Set Up group on the Slide Show tab in the PowerPoint 2010 ribbon

  2. In the Set Up Show dialog box, under Show options, select the Show without animation check box.

    The Set Up Show dialog box

  3. Click OK.

See also

Note: If you're looking for information about changing or removing transitions between slides, see Add, edit, or remove transitions between slides.

To change or remove an animation effect you've created, select the slide you want, click the Animations tab, and then use the Animations pane on the right to edit or rearrange effects.

Use the animations pane on the right to edit animations

Tip: If you don't see the Animations pane, make sure you are in Normal view, and then click Animation Pane on the Animations tab.

Show or hide the animation pane with the Animation Pane button on the ribbon

In the Animations pane, you can do any of the following:

  • Move or delete an animation    Select the effect in the Animations pane. At the top of the pane, click the arrow keys to change the order of your animations, or click the red X to delete an animation.

    To delete all animations from a slide at once, click the first item in the list, press and hold the SHIFT key as you click on the last item in the list, and then click the red X.

    Delete or rarrnage animations with the buttons at the top of the pane
  • Change to a different animation    Select the effect in the Animations pane, and click a different effect in the ribbon on the Animations tab.

  • Add another animation to the same object    First select the text or object on the slide (not in the Animations pane), and then click the additional effect you want to apply.

  • Change the effect properties    Select the effect in the Animations pane and make the changes you want under Effect Options.

    Modify the behavior of the animation with Effects Options in the Animations Pane

    The settings available here depend on the type of animation you selected. This example shows the options for a Fly In animation.

  • Change the effect timing    Select the effect in the Animations pane and make the changes you want under Timing. Options include how the animation is triggered, how long it lasts, and whether you want to delay its start or repeat it.

    Modify the timing of the effect with Timing properties in the Animations Pane

    For longer animations that might get triggered again during your presentation, you can choose Rewind when done playing to speed things up a little bit the second time around.

If you want to disable animations from an entire presentation, click the Slide Show tab, click Set Up Slide Show, and then select Show without animation.

See also

Animate text and objects

Animate text and objects with motion paths

Animate or make words appear one line at a time

Animate bullet points one at a time

Add, edit, or remove transitions between slides

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