How to Remove Animation from Powerpoint 2010

Last updated on May 4th, 2023 at 06:42 am

Last updated: January 6, 2017

Powerpoint 2010 has a rather robust set of animation options that can really help your slides stand out. But it is very easy to overuse the animation effects to the point where they overwhelm the information you are trying to present, or the information that you are viewing. Therefore, learning how to remove the animation from a Powerpoint 2010 slideshow can be a beneficial change for your audience.

If you have received a Powerpoint presentation that is so overburdened with animations that it is distracting, you might be wondering how to shut off those Powerpoint animations. Luckily it is a setting that you can toggle on and off for individual slideshows by following the steps outlined below.


How to Turn Off Animation in Powerpoint 2010

Note that this procedure will only disable the animations in the current presentation. It will not disable animations for all future presentations. If you are worried that a presentation you are creating might have too many animations, it can be helpful to watch it both with the animations turned on and off to see if one option is better than the other.


Step 1: Open the presentation in Powerpoint 2010.


Step 2: Click the Slide Show tab at the top of the window.

click the slide show tab



Step 3: Click the Set Up Slide Show button in the Set Up section of the ribbon.

click the set up slide show button



Step 4: Check the box to the left of Show without animation.

how to turn off animation in powerpoint 2010



Step 5: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.



Summary – How to remove animation from Powerpoint 2010

  1. Click the Slide Show tab at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Set Up Slide Show button.
  3. Check the box to the left of Show without animation.
  4. Click the OK button.


If the animation in your presentation plays a crucial role, then this could have a negative effect on how the slideshow is presented. After you have disabled the animation in Powerpoint 2010, be sure to watch it and make sure that there aren’t any problems. You can watch your slideshow by clicking the Slide Show tab at the top of the window, then clicking the From Beginning button in the Start Slide Show section of the ribbon.


How to Remove a Single Animation from Powerpoint 2010

If you would prefer not to remove all of the animation from your slideshow, and would rather just remove one particular animation, then you can follow these steps.

Step 1: Select the slide containing the animation that you wish to remove.

select the slide with the animation



Step 2: Click the Animations tab at the top of the window.

click the Animations tab



Step 3: Click the Animation Pane button in the Advanced Animation section of the ribbon.

click the Animations Panel button



Step 4: Click the dropdown menu on the animation that you wish to remove, then click the Remove option.

how to remove a single animation in Powerpoint 2010



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We have also written about how to make a picture bounce in Powerpoint 2010.

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