There are some changes to the animation tools in PowerPoint 2010, designed to help you more efficiently add animations to your presentations.
The Animation Painter
One of the most important new additions to PowerPoint 2010 is the Animation Painter. If you're familiar with the Format Painter, the Animation Painter will be easy for you to use.
Located on the Animations tab of the Ribbon, in the Advanced Animation group, to use the Animation Painter:
- Select the object whose animation you would like to copy.
- Click Animation Painter.
- Select the object to which you want to apply the previous animation.
You can also double-click Animation Painter to keep Animation Painter active, and apply the animation style to multiple objects.
The Animation Pane
In PowerPoint 2010, you will no longer find the Custom Animation task pane. It has been renamed the Animation pane.
To enable the Animation pane:
- Select the Animation tab on the Ribbon.
- In the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane.
- The Animation pane now appears on the right of the screen.
In this version of PowerPoint, you cannot add animations using the Animation pane. To add and modify animations, select the Animations tab, and use the commands in the following groups:
- Advanced Animation