How to use the animation panel and how to adjust animations in Microsoft PowerPoint

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It is essentially important to know the different functions that powerful applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint have. And now with its online version, with it we can create animations that we can include in our slides.

In the following article, we will teach you a very easy way to  use the animation panel and how to adjust animations in Microsoft PowerPoint.

In another tutorial you could learn how to insert animations and transitions into slides with Power point. But in this article we will teach you how to use the animation panel and how to adjust animations in Microsoft PowerPoint, so let's get started.



How to use the animation panel and how to adjust animations in Microsoft PowerPoint

It is very easy to create animations and use the animation panel,   to adjust animations in Microsoft PowerPoint, we must first have our slides loaded. So, to activate the animations panel, we will go to the main menu and select the Animations tab and then click on the Animations Panel option in the Advanced Animations group.

First of all we will find that the animation panel is empty because we have not added any of the objects of our slides. But when animation effects are added, they are added to the animation panel as a list. In this list we will see the order in which the animations are located.

Furthermore in each animation we will see a star, this will indicate the type of animation it represents. If this star is green, it means they are input animations, yellow ones represent emphasis animations. Red stars are exit animations, etc. if it is a trajectory animation, it will show us a star in blue.


We will also observe that each animation has a name and on the right side it will have a rectangle indicating the duration with the beginning and the end. We can change these animations in their options at any time or simply delete them by clicking the Delete button, but if we want to add animations, we need to create a clip in the option Add animation.


When you select one of the animations, we can see that a small triangle-shaped icon appears on the right side. When you create a clip on it, a menu will open that will show us different options, among them. How the animation will start, which can be when you create a clip with the mouse or start with the previous one or after the previous one.

Using and adjusting the animations panel in PowerPoint

We will also find the Effect controls option, when we click it will show us a window and from it we can apply a color, a sound, intervals, a light effect, the trigger, etc. all these options are fully configurable, according to your needs.

It also offers us an option where we can hide the time scale that is at the bottom or those that are next to the animations. Here we will also find the Remove option, by remove animation. If I move an effect and place it above or below another effect, we will change the order of the effects, but I will achieve the same using the arrows.


All these animations can be configured in duration, the trajectory it must have, but everything will depend on the image we want to animate. It is important to have a clear idea of ​​what we want to do and the effects we will add to the animation. This way we will have a consistent animation.

And so in a very simple way we have shown you how the animation panel works and the different configurable options it can perform. As you may have guessed, this program has a very intuitive interface and is not at all difficult to use.


And without too many complications you have learned in this tutorial how to use the animation panel and how to adjust animations in Microsoft PowerPoint.

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