Remove Animation on One Slide or Turn Off Animations for an Entire Presentation

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated March 12, 2021

Applies to: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)

You can quickly remove or delete PowerPoint animation effects on an individual slide or turn off all animation for an entire presentation. This can be particularly helpful for specific audiences.

In this article, we’ll use two methods to remove animation. The first method permanently removes animation on a slide and the second simply disables animation during a presentation. Animation can be enabled again later

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Removing animation on one or more slides

Since you can’t restore animation if you use the following method, you may want to work on a copy of the presentation (or slide) and retain the original with animation.

To remove animation on a single slide:

  1. In Normal View, display the slide with the animation you want to remove.
  2. Click an object on the slide. If you are selecting a placeholder, click its edge.
  3. Press Ctrl + A to select all objects on the slide.
  4. Click the Animations tab in the Ribbon.
  5. If necessary, click the More down arrow in the Animations gallery in the Animation group.
  6. Click None. Repeat for other slides.

PowerPoint animations drop-down menu.

Note: If the animation has been created in Slide Master View, you’ll need to remove it from the Slide Master or layout (submaster) in Slide Master View.

Turning off animation for an entire presentation

If you want to disable all animation in a presentation for a specific audience or because the presentation is “overanimated”, you can use the following technique.

To turn off all animation in a PowerPoint presentation:

  1. In Normal View, click the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Click Set up Show.
  3. Check the Show without animation check box.
  4. Click OK. When you run a slide show, no animations should appear.

Set up show dialog in PowerPoint.

Be sure to run a slide show to check the results. If some objects are on top of others, you may need to make further changes in the presentation.

Turning on animation for an entire presentation

If you used the above method to disable animation, you can enable animation again at any time.

To enable animation in a PowerPoint presentation:

  1. In Normal View, click the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Click Set up Show.
  3. Uncheck the Show without animation check box.
  4. Click OK. When you run the slide show, the animations should appear.

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