When you add
to your slides, you have a variety of timing options available to ensure
that every piece flows smoothly and looks professional. Set up your custom
animations or adjust the preset
you have applied with options for start times (including delays),
speed or duration, looping (repeating), and automatic rewind.
Title of animated item, based on text used on the slide.
Time blocks and moving timeline; only visible when you preview animations.
Indicates seconds and includes zooming options and a scrollbar; only visible
when Advanced Timeline is shown.
You can change the order of an animation or groups of animation sequences
by selecting the item in the
Custom Animation list
and dragging it to a new location in the list. The expand or collapse arrows
let you see sequences within each item and move them within or outside of
the item. The arrow on a selected list item displays a menu with options
such as Timing and Effects. When you preview animations on the slide, a
small timeline appears at the bottom of the Custom Animation
illustrating the timing for each animation in seconds.
The Advanced Timeline looks almost the same as the timeline you see when
you preview animations. It allows you to edit relative timings for
animations by selecting the item from the Custom Animation list and then
dragging the timeline marker.
Timeline marker, which only appears with the Advanced Timeline.
|Change timings for
animations (from Microsoft PowerPoint Help)
- If the Custom Animation
task pane (task
pane: A window within an Office application that provides commonly
used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these
commands while still working on your files.) is not
displayed, on the Slide Show menu, click
- In the Custom Animation task pane, click the
item in the
Custom Animation list (Custom
Animation list: The list of animation sequences for a slide. Items are
listed in the order in which they are added, and include icons that
indicate timing in relation to other animation events.)
that you want to change the timings for.
- Click the arrow, click Timing, and then do one
or more of the following:
start time in relation to other animations on the slide
- If you want to create a delay between the end of one animation
and the start of the next item in the list, click an option in the
- In the Start list, do one of the following:
Note You can change the order of animations on a slide by
selecting the text item or object in the Custom Animation list and
then dragging it to a new location in the list.
timings for animated paragraphs or bullets
- On the Text Animation tab, do one of the
- If you want the paragraphs to play each on separate click of
the slide, clear the Automatically after n
seconds check box.
- If you want the paragraphs to play consecutively after one
click of the slide, select the Automatically
after n seconds check box and type a number in the box
if you want to delay the start of the animation between
- If you want all paragraphs to animate at the same time, in the
Group text box, select All
paragraphs at once, and clear the
Automatically after n seconds check box.
Note This works only for animations that have been applied
to a text
Boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are part of most slide
layouts. These boxes hold title and body text or objects such as
charts, tables, and pictures.) and contain 2 or more
paragraphs (including bullets).
an animation to play when the text or object is clicked
- Click the Triggers button.
- Select the Start effect on click of option.
- Select an item from the list.
speed or duration of the animation
- Click an option in the Speed or
Note This option is dependent on the animation you choose.
- Click an option in the Repeat list.
rewind an animation after it plays
- Select the Rewind when done playing check box.
Note With this option selected, the animated item
will return to its original state. For instance, if you apply the
Fly out effect, the item will fly out, but then will
reappear on the slide in its original location.