In PowerPoint animate text and learn to use the PowerPoint animate object feature to bring PowerPoint presentations to life.
The Animation Pane allows you to view and manage all of the effects that are on the current slide. You can modify and reorder effects directly from the Animation Pane, which is especially useful when you have several effects.
If you have several animated objects, it may help to rename the objects before reordering them in the Animation Pane. You can rename them in the Selection Pane. To open the Selection Pane, click an object, then from the Format tab click Selection Pane. Double-click the name of an object to rename it.
If the timeline is not visible, click the drop-down arrow for an effect, then select Show Advanced Timeline.
By default, an effect starts playing when you click the mouse during a slide show. If you have multiple effects, you will need to click multiple times to start each effect individually. However, by changing the start option for each effect, you can have effects that automatically play at the same time or one after the other.
When you preview the animations, all of the effects will play through automatically. To test effects that are set to Start on Click, you will need to play the slide show.