Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Reordering Animation Effects
To assign a new animation effect to an object that is already animated, just select it and
apply another animation event to it with Animations
Add Animation. You don’t have to
do anything special to it just because it already has an animation event. (You can’t use the
Animation Gallery to add an animation to an object that already has an animation because
it will just change the existing event, not create a new event.)
After assigning another event to it, you may want to rearrange the order of the events; see
the next section, “Reordering Animation Effects,” for details.
Keep in mind that the numbers that appear next to the objects on the slides when the Animations tab is displayed
do not refer to the objects themselves — they refer to the animation events. If an object does not have any animation
assigned to it, then it does not have a number. Conversely, if an object has more than one animation effect assigned
to it, then it has two or more numbers.
Reordering Animation Effects
By default, animation effects are numbered in the order that you created them. To change
this order, do the following:
1. On the In the Animation pane, click the effect whose position you want to
2. Click the Move Earlier or Move Later buttons at the top of the pane, or on the
Animations tab, to move the position of the animation in the list. See
Figure 16.12.
You can also drag and drop items in the animations list to rearrange them. Position the
mouse pointer over an object so that the pointer turns into a double-headed up or down
arrow, and then drag the object up or down in the list.
Setting Animation Event Triggers
Animation event triggers tell PowerPoint when to execute an animation. By default, an ani-
mation occurs as part of the normal animation sequence, using whatever settings you have
assigned to it, such as On Click, With Previous, or After Previous.
When you set an animation to On Click, the click being referred to is any click. The mouse
does not need to be pointing at anything in particular. In fact, pressing a key on the key-
board can serve the same purpose.
If you want an animation effect to occur only when you click something in particular,
you can use a trigger to specify this condition. For example, you may have three bullet
points on a list and three photos. If you want each bullet point to appear when you click
its corresponding photo, you can animate each bullet point with the graphic object as its
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