Animation brings objects to life. In Microsoft PowerPoint, we have many animation effects to choose from that are available in the Animation gallery, but what if you want to adjust these animation effects? To do that, you need to use the Animation pane. The Animation pane shows all the animations applied to the selected slide. The Animation pane contains features to modify the duration, start delay, sound and other effects of the animation, and so much more. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the Animation pane in PowerPoint.
How to use the Animation Pane in PowerPoint
We will explain the steps involved, the animations, and other related tips you can apply using the Animation pane in PowerPoint:
- How to display the Animation pane.
- How to change the order on the Animation slide.
- How to open the Effect Options dialog box.
- How to add sound to an animation.
- How to change the Start, Delay, or Duration, or to Repeat an animation.
- How to change the direction of text animation.
- How to animate text by word or letter.
- How to dim or hide image or text, or change its color, after animation.
- How to determine the grouping of multiple paragraphs of an animated text.
- How to hide the Advance timeline in the Animation pane.
- How to remove an animation from the Animation pane
1] How to display the Animation pane
Launch Microsoft PowerPoint.
Create objects with some animation on the same slide.
Go to the Animation tab and select the Animation pane button, in the Advanced Animation group.
An Animation Pane will appear on the right with all the animation effects on the active slide.
2] How to change the order on the Animation slide
In the Animation pane, click the animation effect that you want to reorder.
On the top of the Animation Pane, click the Re-order Up or Re-Order down arrow to move the effect up or down.
Any order that you place the animation effects in, that is how they are played when previewed.
3] How to open the Effect Options dialog box
In the Animation Pane, select an animation, click the drop-down arrow, and select Effect Options.
The Effect Options dialog box will open.
4] How to add sound to an animation
On the Effect tab, of the Effects Options dialog box, in the Enhancements section, display the Sound list and select a sound, then click OK.
If you notice that the Animate text is greyed out, it means that there is no text in the animation.
5] How to change the Start, Delay, or Duration, or to Repeat an animation
On the Timing tab on the Effect Options dialog, you can change the settings for the Start, Duration, or Repeat the animation.
If you click the Trigger button, it allows you to choose the options to Animate as a part of the click sequence or to Start Effect on the click of and select the animation from the drop-down arrow, then click OK.
6] How to change the direction of text animation
Enter a text in the slide and give it an animated effect, then go to the Animation pane and select the animation that represents the text, then open the Effect Options dialog box.
On the Effect tab, in the Direction drop-down menu, select an option, then click OK.
7] How to animate text by word or letter
On the Effect tab in the Animate Text section, select how you want the text to animate: All at once, Word or Letter, then click OK.
8] How to dim or hide image or text, or change its color, after animation
On the Effect Options dialog box, click the After Animation drop-down arrow and select an option and click OK.
The option you have selected will occur after the animation takes place.
To determine the grouping of multiple paragraphs of animated text.
9] How to determine the grouping of multiple paragraphs of an animated text
On the Text Animation tab in the Effect Options dialog box, click the Group text drop-down arrow and select an option.
If you select any of the options relating to paragraphs, the “Automatically after” or “In reverse order” checkboxes will be ungrayed.
If you select the Automatically After checkbox, set a time in the adjacent box.
You can also check the checkbox for the In reverse order option.
Then click OK.
10] How to hide the Advance timeline in the Animation pane
On the Animation Pane, select any of the animations, then click the drop-down arrow and select Hide advance time.
If you want to show the timeline, click the drop-down arrow and select Show advance timeline.
11] How to remove an animation from the Animation pane
On the Animation Pane, select any of the animations, click the drop-down arrow and select Remove.
We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to use the Animation Pane in PowerPoint.
What are the example of animation in PowerPoint?
In Microsoft PowerPoint, there are several animation effects that users can use to bring their images to life, such as Appear, Float in, Fade, Fly in, Wipe, Spin, Shape, Split, Pulse, Color Pulse, Wheel, and much more.
What can you do in the animation Pane?
The Animation Pane modifies your animation. Look below at what you can do with the Animation pane feature.
- Add sound to the animation
- Change the animation direction.
- Change the Start, Delay, and Duration settings.
- Dim or hide the object after the animation, or make it change to a specific color.