Have you ever felt the need to group animated objects in Microsoft PowerPoint? Well, it is possible to do this, and we know how to get it done. Luckily for you, the procedure is as easy as eating Rum & Raisin flavored ice cream.
This article will explain in detail how to assign the same animation to multiple objects located in your PowerPoint slides. No need to add animations individually, which means a decrease in work time. Bear in mind that you will need to have the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint because we’re basing this article on.
What are Objects in Microsoft PowerPoint?
For those who are wondering, objects in Microsoft PowerPoint, well, they are any types of elements you can add to a slide. For example, a picture is an object, the text is an object, shapes are objects, and basically everything else.
How to Group and Animate Objects in PowerPoint
In this post, we show you how to add multiple animations to one object in PowerPoint. It is possible to group multiple objects and animate them all at once. Animating a group of objects as a single entity is very much a possibility. Everything you need to know is listed below:
- Launch the PowerPoint app
- Select Insert Objects
- Group objects together
- Add animation to your grouped objects
1] Launch the PowerPoint app
OK, so the first thing you should do, is to open the Microsoft PowerPoint application. We can do this by clicking on the Start menu button, then scroll down until you’ve come across PowerPoint. Click on it to launch the app. From there, you can either open a new document or continue from an already created one.
2] Select Insert Objects
The next step here is to click on Insert Objects. To do this, select the slide that contains all the objects you want to make use of. Now, if you have yet to insert an object, well, let us discuss how to get this done.
First, click on the Insert tab, then below, you should see several options to choose from. You will select either Pictures or Shapes for whatever desired object you feel the need to use.
3] Group objects together
Now, after adding your objects, it is time to group all of them. We can either click CTRL + select all objects individually or highlight all by dragging the mouse cursor. Once you’ve done that, go ahead and right-click on one of the objects, and from the dropdown menu, select Group.
All selected objects are now grouped as a single entity. Now, whenever an animation is applied, it will affect all objects situated within the group. So, let us discuss how to add an animation to get things moving in the right direction.
4] Add animation to your grouped objects
OK, so when it comes down to adding animation to your grouped objects, simply click on the Animations tab on the Ribbon located in PowerPoint. Right away, you should come across a few options to choose from. Select the animation type that best fits your work and watch as all objects animate in the same way as one.
That’s it, really. Let us know if you have any problems in the comments section, and we shall definitely get back to you.