Trigger an animation effect to play

You can trigger an animation effect to begin playing at the start of, or sometime during an audio or video clip. You can also trigger an animation effect to start when you click the shape or other object that has the animation applied.

Trigger an animation effect to begin when you click it

  1. On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane.

Open the Animation Pane

  1. In the Animation Pane, select the animated shape or other object that you want to trigger to begin playing when you click it.

Select the animation that you want to trigger

  1. In the Advanced Animation group, click Trigger, point to On Click of, and then select the object.

Trigger an animation to begin during a video or audio clip

To trigger an animation effect to play during a video or audio clip, you must first insert a bookmark at the desired point in the clip.

  1. Add a bookmark to your video or audio clip for where you want to trigger an animation effect to begin.
  2. On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane.

Open the Animation Pane

  1. In the Animation Pane, select the animation effect that you want to begin at a certain point during the audio or video clip.
  2. In the Advanced Animation group, click Trigger, point to On Bookmark, and select the bookmark that you want to trigger the animation to begin.

Trigger an animation to play on a bookmark

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2013