PowerPoint - Quick Animation

Build PowerPoint-native animations in a fraction of the time.



PowerPoint offers powerful animation effects to its presentations, but editing them is often slow and tedious. The Quick Animation activity allows you to get multiple objects animated in just a few minutes.

This function is additive, meaning that you can layer sets of animations one after the other.

Although the Quick Animation function doesn't yet offer all of the animation features available directly within PowerPoint, such as moving along a path, etc., all of the primitive entrance and exit effects are available.



Follow these steps to create a quick animation.


Activity Description

Following is an illustration of the Quick Animation panel, followed by per-control descriptions.






Shapes List

List of shapes available on the currently selected slide.


Start Type

Type of delay to enact at the start of the animation.


Start Delay

Time to wait, in decimal seconds, when a timed delay has been selected.


Effect Type

Type of effect to animate.


Exit Active

Value indicating whether the current effect is an exit for the selected object.


Effect Duration

Duration of the effect animation while active.


Next Delay Type

Type of delay to apply before animating the next item in the list.


Next Delay Duration

Time to wait, in decimal seconds, when a times delay has been selected.



Apply all configured animations and close the Quick Animation panel.



Return to the PowerPoint Tools panel without making any changes.



Available Delay Types

Following are descriptions of the delay types available in the Start and Next Item delay controls.


Secondary Entry


After Click


Animation activates when the next click is received from the user.

After Delay

Delay, in seconds

Animation activates X seconds after the previous animation finishes.



This animation will start at the same time as the previous animation.


Available Effect Types

Following are the effects currently available for a quick animation sequence.




Instantly appear or disappear.


Bounce into scene or bounce out of scene.


Fade´┐Ż in or fade out.

Flash Once

Flash one time.

Float Down

Float down from the top on entry or down through the bottom on exit.

Float Up

Float up from the bottom on entry or up through the top on exit.

Fly Down

Fly down from the top on entry or down through the bottom on exit.

Fly Down and Left

Fly southwest. Enter from the top-right corner. Exit through the bottom left corner.

Fly Down and Right

Fly southeast. Enter from the top-left corner. Exit through the bottom right corner.

Fly Left

Fly west. Enter from the right. Exit through the left.

Fly Right

Fly east. Enter from the left. Exit through the right.

Fly Up

Fly north. Enter from the bottom. Exit through the top.

Fly Up and Left

Fly northwest. Enter from the bottom right corner. Exit through the top left corner.

Fly Up and Right

Fly northeast. Enter from the bottom left corner. Exit through the top right corner.

Split Horizontal In

Inward horizontal split.

Split Horizontal Out

Outward horizontal split.

Split Vertical In

Inward vertical split.

Split Vertical Out

Outward vertical split.


Teeter in place.

Wipe Down

Wipe in a downward motion.

Wipe Left

Wipe in a leftward motion.

Wipe Right

Wipe in a rightward motion.

Wipe Up

Wipe in an upward motion.