Selecting delay or duration options in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

Setting a delay on an animation effect means that you willessentially pause an animation for a period of time before it shouldstart playing. If you would like an animation to play for a certainamount of time, then you need to set the duration of the animation. Youcan do this in the following way:

  1. Select an object on a slide that has an animation effect applied.For this example, we will select the center of the flower and apply theGrow & Turn animation effect, andthen set a delay.
  2. Locate the Timing group on theAnimation tab.
  3. Use the Duration: text area to setthe animation duration, or the Delay: text area for the number of secondsthe animation must wait until it starts.
  1. Launch the Animation Pane byselecting the appropriate icon from the Advanced Animation group.
  2. Click on the arrow to the right of the animated object in the Animation Pane.
  3. From the drop-down list, select Timing…, as illustrated in thefollowing screenshot:
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  1. Set the delay options in the Effect dialog box.
  2. Click on the OK command whencomplete and commit to the changes made, and then play the animation.The center of the flower should play 3seconds after the previous animation has ended, as illustrated inthe following screenshot:
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  1. Let’s set the duration of the animation to 5 seconds. The Animation Pane should still be resident tothe right of the slide.
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the Group 35 animation.
  3. Choose Timing… from the listprovided.
  4. In the Grow & TurnTiming dialog box, set the duration to 5 seconds.
  5. Click on OK to commit thechange.
  6. Play the animation. The center of the flower should take 5 secondsto play from start to finish.

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