- If 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.) is not displayed, on the Slide Show menu, click Custom Animation.
- In the Custom Animation task pane, click the item 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.) that you want to change the timings for.
- Click the arrow, click Timing, and then do one or more of the following:
Change start time in relation to other animations on the slide
- If you want to create a delay between the end of one animation and the start of the next item in the list, click an option in the Delay list.
- In the Start list, do one of the following:
- If you want to start the animation by clicking the slide, click On Click .
- If you want to start the animation at the same time as the previous animation in the list, click With previous.
- If you want to start the animation right after the previous animation in the list finishes, click After previous .
If this is the first animation on the slide, it will be marked as "0" and will start as soon as the slide appears in the slide show.
Note You can change the order of animations on a slide by selecting the text item or object in the Custom Animation list and then dragging it to a new location in the list.
Change timings for animated paragraphs or bullets
Set an animation to play when the text or object is clicked
- Click the Triggers button.
- Select the Start effect on click of option.
- Select an item from the list.
Change speed or duration of the animation
- Click an option in the Speed or Duration list.
Note This option is dependent on the animation you choose.
Loop an animation
- Click an option in the Repeat list.
Automatically rewind an animation after it plays
- Select the Rewind when done playing check box.
Note With this option selected, the animated item will return to its original state. For instance, if you apply the Fly out effect, the item will fly out, but then will reappear on the slide in its original location.