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Reorder Animations in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn to reorder animations on your slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. Reordering can be helpful to change the context and meanings that animations express.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows XP and higher



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Animation effects in PowerPoint are numbered in the order in which they are added to slide objects. Of course, that may not be what you need. You might need to reorder your animations because you may have more than one animated object on a slide, and some objects may need to be animated before others to provide a better result. Or you may just want some animations to happen before other animations. Also, there are logical reasons to reorder animations since typically entrance and exit animations need to be the first and last animations for any slide object. PowerPoint's Reorder option for animations lets you play with their sequencing.

Reordering Works With Multiple Animations

Reordering only works if there is more than one animation available on the Animation Pane.

Follow these steps to reorder animations in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows:

  1. Before you start, make a copy of your slide in the presentation. This duplication of the slide is easily achieved by selecting the slide in Slide Sorter view (see also our page on PowerPoint 2010 Views) or the Slides pane, and pressing Ctrl+D. This duplicates the slide, and it's good to know that you have a copy of the slide that you can go back to just in case!
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  3. Next, make the Animation Pane visible, by accessing the Animations tab of the Ribbon and clicking the Animation Pane button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1, below.
  4. Animation Pane button
    Figure 1: Animation Pane button
  5. Doing so opens the Animation Pane within the PowerPoint interface, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.
  6. Animation Pane within the PowerPoint interface
    Figure 2: Animation Pane within the PowerPoint interface
  7. Within the Animation Pane, select any of the animations that you want to reorder. We chose the animation added to the shape named Cloud 5, as shown in Figure 3, below.
  8. Animation selected within the Animation Pane
    Figure 3: Animation selected within the Animation Pane
  9. Now, click the Reorder Up/Down arrow buttons, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, above, located at the bottom of the Animation Pane, or the Move Earlier or Move Later buttons, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 3, within the Animations tab of the Ribbon, to re-position the selected animation in the list.
  10. Drag to Reorder Animations

    If there are plenty of animations listed within the Animation Pane, it may take a lot of time to re-position them using the above-mentioned buttons. In such a situation, first, select the animation that you want to reorder, and then drag it to the new position within the Animation Pane where you want it to appear.

  11. Once you have reordered your animations, preview them to make sure that the results look like what you intended. You might have to tweak animation events if reordering made some changes to them.
  12. Save your presentation.

See Also:

13 03 04 - Advanced Animation Concepts: Reorder Animations in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

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