I am creating a PowerPoint presentation and I am adding a lot of animations. The animations are too fancy: I am using appear and disappear to draw attention to specific parts of image.


When adding animations, PowerPoint will preview the animation as I add it (including adding additional animations). The appear and disappear are short, but the preview locks most UI controls.

I know what the animations look like and want to focus on adding, ordering, and timing.


How do I turn off animation preview in PowerPoint?

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In the Animations ribbon tab in the Preview group, Click the Preview drop-down and select AutoPreview (represented with a checkmark when enabled).

Disabling animation auto preview in PowerPoint 2010

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