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Remove Animations in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Learn to remove animations from slide objects in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

OS: Mac OS X






You may want to remove the animation applied to a slide object for several reasons. First, you may have animated the wrong slide object, added animation by mistake, or you probably overdid your animations and ended up with a chaotic slide! Whatever your reasons may be, removing the animation is a simple select-and-click task. But before you do remove any animation, here are some thoughts and obvious scenarios to ponder about:

  1. Do you want to remove both the animation and the slide object that is animated?
  2. Do you want to just remove the animation, and let the slide object be?
  3. Or maybe you don't want to remove the animation or the slide object; you just want to change the animation?

Here are the solutions:

  1. For the first scenario you need not read the rest of this tutorial -- just select and delete the slide object such as a shape, and any animation added to that object is gone too.
  2. For the second scenario, you need to read the rest of this page.
  3. For the third scenario, look at our Change Animation tutorial.

Now that we have established what we want to do, lets learn how to remove an animation, which is an easy task, as explained in these steps:

  1. Select the slide object that has an animation applied which you want to remove.
  2. With the slide object still selected, choose any of the following options to remove the animation:

    • If there is only one animation applied to the selected slide object, then, click on the digit representing the animation that you can see along with the slide object on the Slide Area (shown highlighted in red, within Figure 1). This selects only the animation, not the slide object.
    Click digit to select just the animation
    Figure 1: Click digit to select just the animation

    Now, press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove the selected animation from the slide object.
  3. Do you have more than one animation added to the selected slide object? See the sample shape with multiple animations in Figure 2, below. When there are multiple animations, you can select a particular animation within the Custom Animation tab of the Toolbox. To bring up the Toolbox, click the Toolbox icon on the Standard Toolbar that you can see in Figure 2, (highlighted in red).

    Shape applied with multiple animations
    Figure 2: Shape applied with multiple animations

    This opens the Toolbox -- make sure that the Custom Animation tab of the Toolbox is active, as shown in Figure 3 (highlighted in blue). Within this tab, locate the Animation order section, and select the animation which you want to remove. In Figure 3, you can see that we have selected the last animation within the Animation order section.

    Animation selected within the Custom Animation tab of the Toolbox
    Figure 3: Animation selected within the Custom Animation tab of the Toolbox

    Now, you have three options to remove the selected animation:

    1. Press the Delete key on your keyboard.
    2. Click on the cross mark below the Animation order section (highlighted in red within Figure 3, above).
    3. Right-click (or Ctrl-click) the selected animation -- and from the resultant contextual menu, select the Delete option as shown in Figure 4.

      Delete option to be selected
      Figure 4: Delete option to be selected
  4. This removes the selected animation from the slide object. If you removed the wrong animation by mistake, quickly press the Command+Z shortcut key to undo the removal.
  5. Save your presentation.

See Also:

Remove Animation in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Remove Animation in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Remove Animation in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Remove Animation in PowerPoint 2007, 2003, and 2002 for Windows

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