Add & Preview Animations PowerPoint 2010 - Microsoft Powerpoint

How to add & preview animations in PowerPoint 2010?

PowerPoint provides animation support which is used efficiently for adding some motion in a monotonous presentation and make it more interesting. Animation can be applied to any object on the slide and the motions can be automated, timed or trigger.

below steps will help you to add and preview animations in the slide.

Step 1 − Go to the Animation ribbon and click on the Animation Pane to display the animation sidebar.


Step 2 − Select one of the objects in the slide and click on the Add Animation menu option.


Step 3 − Choose from one of the Animation options.


  • Entrance will make the object to appear in the screen.
  • Emphasis will make the object to emphasis without appearing or leaving the screen.
  • Exit will make the object to disappear from the screen.

Step 4 − Once you add the animation for an object, it will be shown in the Animation pane.


Step 5 − By default, all the animations will be initiated by a click, but you can change this. To change the trigger, right-click on the animation object on the pane and select an alternate trigger.


  • Start On Click will make the animation to start when you click the mouse.
  • Start With Previous will make the animation to begin with the previous animation; if this is the first object, it will begin as soon as you reach the slide during the slide show.
  • Start After Previous will make the animation to begin after the previous animation ends.

Step 6 − From the timing section, animation timings can also be manipulated.

Step 7 − To preview the animation settings, just click Play on the animation pane.


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