PowerPoint Animation Discrepancy

PowerPoint Animation Discrepancy

Our friends over at Indezine discovered something a bit odd with the animation engine in PowerPoint recently. If you set a line motion animation for one object and a wipe for another, both positioned to start at the same place on the slide and finish and the same place on the slide and then run the two animations in parallel, the wipe appears to finish first.

In the video below, you can see this effect in slow motion and you can find out how to work around the issue with this solution from Indezine.

5 Comments

  1. Tom Rodeheaver

    It would be nice if Microsoft in an upgrade, revisit the animation module and tighten it up and make it less clunky and more intuitive. Sometimes it’s really painful to use.

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  2. Jamie

    Couldn’t agree more Tom. Having used the likes of Camtasia Studio and Articulate Storyline, the timeline UI in PowerPoint really needs rewriting from scratch. One can’t have a product that is capable of creating video content without a decent timeline editor. Too much time taken tweaking things because of the way animation has evolved in PowerPoint.

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    • Tom Rodeheaver

      Like!!!

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  3. Geetesh Bajaj

    Thank you for spreading the word, Jamie!

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    • Jamie

      You’re welcome Geetesh 🙂

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