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Change the PowerPoint animation order on slides

Change the PowerPoint animation order on slides

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Change Order of Animations for PowerPoint Slides

Once you have added animations to the objects on a PowerPoint slide, you may notice that these objects appear on the screen in the wrong order. This is an easy fix.

  1. Select the slide that needs the correction.

  2. Click on the object that needs a different location in the order that the animated objects will appear during the slide show.

  3. Click the Animations tab of the ribbon if it is not already selected.

  4. On the right side of the ribbon, note the Advanced Animation and Timing sections. These sections offer a choice of two methods of correction, depending on your needs.

    • Quick Adjustment - In the Timing section, click on the Move Earlier or Move Later button to adjust the order of the selected animation.

    • More Details Needed - In the Advanced Animation section, click on the Animation Pane button to reveal the list of animated objects.
      • At the bottom of the Animation Pane, click the Re-Order button to either move the object earlier or later in the order of play.
  5. It is a good idea to test this animation order before moving on. Press Shift + F5 to see the current slide in slide show view.

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