How to Remove Animation from PowerPoint Slides Easily

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How to Remove Animation in PowerPoint

Tracy here, with a guide on how to remove animation in PowerPoint. Animation makes your presentation dynamic but there are instances when it might detract more than enhance.

Why might you need to remove animation?

This could be because the animation is outdated, doesn’t go with the overall theme of your presentation, or maybe it’s simply annoying to your viewers. Removing unnecessary animation can streamline your presentation and increase clarity and effectiveness.

Here’s how to do it in a few simple steps:

Step 1: Open PowerPoint

Launch PowerPoint and open the slide show from which you need to remove animations.

Step 2: Select the animated object

Click on the object that you want to remove the animation from. It could be a text box, an image, or an icon.

Step 3: Open the Animation Pane

By clicking on the Animations tab in the top menu bar, and then click on Animation Pane. This will open a sidebar that lists all the animations in the current slide.

Step 4: Remove the Animation

Select the animation you wish to delete in the Animation Pane and then press, Delete on your keyboard.

Step 5: Save your changes

Once you’re satisfied with your changes, don’t forget to click File > Save to secure your adjustments.


And there you have it! In a few simple steps, presentations can be made more concise and professional in just a matter of minutes. With these steps, anyone can remove animation in PowerPoint. For more tech tips and guides, continue to browse or you can reach out to me directly at

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Microsoft. (2021). Remove an animation effect. Retrieved from Microsoft Office Support