Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The Custom Animation panel shows items with labels such as "Rectangle 37", "Group 59", etc., which are meaningless and hard to associate with the items on the slide.

Is there a way to name these items with meaningful labels that can be assigned by the user?

I am using PowerPoint 2010, but I think my question would apply to earlier versions as well.

share|improve this question
up vote 11 down vote accepted

Instructions (taken from here)

  1. Launch Microsoft PowerPoint and open the presentation you wish to edit.

  2. Click the "Home" tab located at the top left corner, and click "Select" under the "Editing" menu located in the top right corner.

  3. Click the "Selection Pane," the third option from the drop-down menu. A pane will appear on the right side of the screen, displaying all the objects in the slide.

  4. Click on the object names to rename the objects. You may double-click and type in the name and press the "Enter" key to rename the objects.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .