- In normal view, display the slide that has the chart you want to animate (animate: To add a special visual or sound effect to text or an object. For example, you can have your text bullet points fly in from the left, one word at a time, or hear the sound of applause when a picture is uncovered.) and select it.
- On the Slide Show menu, click Custom Animation.
- In the Custom Animation task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), click the down arrow on , and do one of the following:
Animate the chart as a whole
- If you want to make the text or object enter the slide show presentation with an effect, point to Entrance and then click an effect.
- If you want to add an effect to text or an object that is on the slide, point to Emphasis and then click an effect.
- If you want to add an effect to text or an object that makes it leave the slide at some point, point to Exit and then click an effect.
- If you want to add an effect that makes an object move in a specified pattern, point to Motion Paths and then click an effect.
Animate elements of a chart
Note Effects appear in the Custom Animation list (Custom Animation list: The list of animation sequences for a slide. Items are listed in the order in which they are added, and include icons that indicate timing in relation to other animation events.), top to bottom, in the order you apply them. If you add chart effect options, they will appear in a collapsed list under the effect that you applied to the chart. The animated items are noted on the slide by a non-printing numbered tag that correlates to the effects in the list. This tag does not show up in the slide show view.