Animation Painter in PowerPoint 2010

We all are familiar with the Format Painter in the Office Programs, feature that copies formatting from one place and applies it to other places. Now in PowerPoint 2010 we have the new feature named Animation Painter, which works like the Format Painter but this copies all the animation features of an object an applies it to another object, another slide, multiple slides or to another presentation. With this feature we save a lot of time, as we don’t need to apply all the animations separately on each object.

To apply an animation we just simply select the object that we want and then select the Animations Tab and from the area of the Ribbon named Animations we just select one. For my example below once I have selected the object, I have chosen the Split Animation, which is indicated by the number 1 at the left of the object.


Once I have applied an animation on the object, I want the same animation to be applied to all the other objects in my presentation. To do this quickly and easy, I need to select the object that I have already applied the animation. Once selected (indicated by the handles around the object) on the Animation Tab, and at the area of the ribbon named Advanced Animation we select the command Animation Painter, as shown at the image below.


With a single click you can transfer the all the animations and settings to another object only once. If we double-click the painter button we can transfer all the animations and settings to other objects many times, until we press the Esc key or click the Animation Painter button again. Once selected our mouse cursor attaches a brush at the right of it and all we need to do is to select the object or objections and all the animations have been applied to the object.

The Format Painter that we know, only allows us to transfer settings such as font, color, and size.


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Posted on June 21, 2011, in Microsoft Office 2010 English, PowerPoint 2010 English and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Animation Painter in PowerPoint 2010.

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