How to animate objects in PowerPoint?

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I have to make a presentation for a project in school. I will be using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. I want to make an eye-catching project but I am not really good in using PowerPoint.

I inserted objects and would want to put animations to it. Can someone teach me how to properly do it?

Help please.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #99480

How to animate objects in PowerPoint?


So you want to make an eye catching presentation for a project in school. PowerPoint is a great tool to make multimedia presentations. You can also create slideshows and more. You can add animation to objects by these following steps:

  • Open your MS-PowerPoint then selects the object that you wish to animate.
  • Click the More button under Animations.


  • Animations are categorized by four effects. The Entrance effects, Exit effects, Emphasis effects, and Motion Paths. Just hover your mouse to view the animation effects.


  • You can add More Entrance Effects, Exit, Emphasis, and Motion Paths Effects. Just click on one of the options below.


  • If you select More Entrance Effects, a popup Change Entrance Effect window will appear. You can click on one of it to preview the effects. Then click ok. 
  • You can also add multiple animations, just select the object and then click the Add Animation button to display the animation effects. 


  • Select the animation effect that you want then set the Start, Duration and Delay timing. The effects will be applied in order. You can view the list of the animations that you applied in the Animation Pane. Select this button under Advanced Animation group.
  • You can also set the timing for each animation that you applied. If you wish to play the animation when started by clicking the mouse, select On Click. 


  • You can also edit the duration or length and the delay of the effect of each animation.


  • You can also edit the order of the animation effects by selecting the effect in the animation pane. Just click Move Earlier or Move Later from the Timing group under Animation tab.


  • If you want to add more effects to your object, you may want to try Effect Options. Just right-click the Animation under Animation Pane or select Effect Options in the Ribbon.


  • Remember that not all animation effects will have Effect Options settings.
  • To make your presentation more effective, you can also add sound effects to your animation. Just click under Enhancements, when you’re done click ok.
Answered By 0 points N/A #99481

How to animate objects in PowerPoint?


It is very easy to insert animations in PowerPoint 2010. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Click on the ‘animation tab’ of the ribbon.
  • Click on the object, which you want to animate, out of the object lists.
  • Check the PowerPoint animation styles available. You have to click on the tiny drop down arrow to see the available options.
  • Then you have to select an option to apply the animation.
  • Animation options are shown in groups like Motion paths, Exit, Entrance, Emphasis etc.

You can even customize the animation through ‘Animation pane. ’ Follow the steps below:

  • Click on animation tab.
  • Go to ‘advanced animation’ group.
  • Click on the animation pane/custom animation task pane.



Answered By 0 points N/A #99482

How to animate objects in PowerPoint?


Hello Olivia,

Power Point 2010 has got 4 basic categories of animation for text and object. These are classified as:

  • Entrance effects,
  • Exit effects,
  • Emphasis effects,
  • Motion Paths.

You can get a live preview of how the animation will look by hovering your mouse over an animation effect.

You can modify few effects from these categories as required for your image on the presentation by choosing the Change Entrance Effects or other change effects option correspondingly.

For a clearer idea, I have attached a Word document below here which can be very handy for you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #99484

How to animate objects in PowerPoint?


Thank you for your comment guys!

I am not a computer expert but the information above are easy to follow. Best of all, it worked! Thanks a lot!

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