Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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order. This is extremely helpful when you have complex animations, because you get
an overview of all of them: What they are, their order, and any effects you’ve applied.
Click an animation to select it. When you do, a drop-down arrow appears to its right.
Click this arrow to open a menu of animation effects and options.
The Animation pane gives
you an overview of a slide’s
animation and lets you change,
reorder, and time animations.
Animation numbers show
the sequence of animations;
whatever happens between
mouse clicks are grouped as
one number. The Animation
timeline shows whether
animations occur concurrently or
consecutively and gives an idea
of their durations.
Animation numbers on the
slide correspond to the
numbers in the Animation pane.
Here’s what you can do in the Animation pane:
• View a timeline of animations. To the right of each animation, a block appears.
This block represents when the animation starts and how long it lasts. If an
animation begins with the previous animation, its block appears underneath the
previous animation’s block; if the animation appears after the previous animation, its
block is indented. The wider the block, the longer the animation’s duration.
Tip: If you don’t need to see animation starts and durations, then select any animation and click its
dropdown arrow. From the menu that appears, select Hide Advanced Timeline. To bring the timeline back, click
a drop-down arrow, and then select Show Advanced Timeline.
• Change an animation. Select the animation you want to change. PowerPoint
shows it in the Animations tab’s animation gallery. Select a different animation
from the gallery, and PowerPoint applies it to the object.