Automatically advance to next slide after triggered animation
It would be nice to have an option to automatically transition to the next slide after click-triggered animations have played.
Mary Byrne commented
Oh, my! It would be so helpful to have the transitions work as "automatically" as the animations. If animations can select "after previous," why couldn't transitions select "after all animations"?
Ket Kana commented
It would be useful to insert an audio file, bookmark the audio file, and then advance to next slide at each bookmark. Looks like animations can be triggered on audio bookmark but not slide transitions.
Again, I'm on a Microsoft User Voice page looking for a feature that seems like "insert product" 101.
Would be really great if MS used their own products to figure out what features should be present.
I struggled with this until I checked "use timings" and it works for me.
Megan Scala commented
I actually have a work around for this after struggling for a while. Instead of creating a new slide to transition after an animation, just create the whole sequence on one slide. It looks wonky on the back end it but if done right the viewer will never be able to tell.
Here's what I'm doing and my problem:
I have a team slide where there are six headshots. I want each person's image to get larger when that person speaks. Originally, I had all six on one slide and then the next slide was the person's image larger with everyone else's image gone. I needed the zoom in to be automatic after previous - meaning after the last slide transition, so it looked seamless. The zoom out (before the next slide) needed to be on click since I dont know how long the person was going to talk while their image was up. I then needed that slide to transition to the next slide after the zoom out or "with previous" but as you know, that isn't an option; the person clicking would have to quickly click after the zoom out so the next slide seamlessly transitioned. That can be done in theory but I know it would end up looking weird and I don't trust the person clicking to get the timing down.
So now here's my solution:
All six headshots on one slide as usual, then the larger image overlayed (it looks messy on your end of things). Put a fade out animation on all the headshots as animation #1 on click. Put a zoom in animation on larger headshot as animation #2 with previous. Put zoom out animation on larger headshot as animation #3 on click (after person is ready to finish). Put fade in animation on all the headshots as animation #4 with previous. Repeat the process for each of the 5 headshots on the same slide. Tedious, but it works.
I hope this helps! It's ridiculous that they don't have the option to auto transition after a slide animation is finished. Not everyone is timing their presentations or are able to see presenter mode with the countdown - especially now while screen sharing and your entire team is working in separate locations - there's just no way to know when your time is up. It would be so easy to add this option. I prefer Keynote for this and so many other reasons. I hope this helps!
A good presentation can have timed transitions, animations that start automatically and others relying on click(mouse or navigational keys). If a presenter is not familiar with the animations present in the slideshow, not knowing when to click to advance to the next animation, clicking when it is not necessary interrupting the animation or not clicking when necessary, the presentation flow gets affected.
In the presenter view mode, if there could be a tool to indicate whether or not to click for the next animation, or a visual indicator on the presentation to indicate required action, it would eliminate the necessity to study the transitions and animations in detail in case the presenter is not the author.
Paul Naveau commented
Imagine you are at a wedding party, you are the best man or woman and you have everything planned out for your best friend's wedding. There is a sequence planned: You let the kitchen know that if you are done with the best-(wo)mans-speech, just after you raised your glass to toast, they start rolling in the cake with fireworks. So the head waiter keeps an eye out for this... At some point you will start giving your speech, and at the end you will raise your glass to toast and that's the signal that then automatically brings in the cake, in some circles this is also known as "the next slide of the wedding party"
So what happens today in PowerPoint ... you give the instructions to the head waiter for the kitchen to bring in the cake with fireworks automatically when you raise your glass...
And in the middle of your speech, right about when you were going to bring your best joke of the night ... the head waiter walks up to you, physically forces you to raise your hand/glass, and then signals the kitchen to "automatically" bring in the cake with fireworks, "because you just raised your glass" ...
So thats why I actually think this is a bug, the features are there. When setting 'advance slider' to automatic after 0 seconds.
Why should this "automatic event at the end of a slide" impact click animations on the active slide that you are planning to do when appropriate while the current slide is still being presented?
Why should these "on click" animations all of a sudden become automatic as well...
As a professional presentation designer things like this make me sad ... and make me wonder if the PowerPoint design team actually has presentation professionals on board that can speak to the product from the perspective of actually using it...
Please add this! Would be HUGE improvement and wouldn't take long to implement at all. It's probably the only thing that Keynote has that Powerpoint doesn't. Currently you need to create exit animations with one click, and then click again to advance the slides (clients hate clicking twice!). Doing this would allow people to design their own "transitions" more or less. Would be a game-changer.
As for sham skali skale's comment below, having animations play during transitions would be nice, but it would be a monster undertaking, development-wise — so many complicated moving parts combining transitions and animations... wouldn't be surprised if its impossible or would cause more problems than it solves.
sham skali skale commented
Is there a way to transition to next slide without finishing the current animation?
For Example, I'm using spinning animation at very high duration, so that I could make the object spin slower. The problem is, after I click next, the image reset back to it's starting position, and I had to click next again to get to the next slide. Is there a way to smoothly transition to next slide without that abruption?
Highlight your final animation in the animation pane > click the little diagonal arrow underneath "effect options" > go to the drop down that says "after animation" > select "don't dim" from the drop down
Jerud Crandall commented
Yes, please! I've found bunches of help sites where people are looking for workarounds, but have yet to find workarounds for the things I'm trying to do. Being able to trigger the next slide at the end of a slide sequence would be so intuitive and helpful!
Xavier Donat commented
Is there any plan to implement a feature that would move automatically to the next slide when the last animation on the current slide is finished?
I have checked the documentation at:
"PowerPoint > Animations and media > Transitions > Set the timing and speed of a transition"
But nothing does match what I am describing above.
As a suitable solution I think this option should be present in the "Transitions" tab, in the "Timing" group, in the "Advance Slide" section, via an additional checkbox beneath the options "On mouse click" and "After [time]", it could be called something like "After Last Animation".
Ashokan Achari commented
Is this a bug ? or the Advance Slide features does not work with 2-3 animations
Advance feature is there
OMG. It still does not work.
Issue: Make an object "fly in" at the beginning of the slide, then click to make a second object fly in on the same slide and then automatically advance to the new slide with the "Fly out" animation.. It wont work.except puttin each step on a new slide (3 required)
Rob Hutchings commented
Please add this. I like the idea of linking it to a trigger event, but it could also be set via an additional checkbox located within the transition timing option dialog beneath the Advance slide: On mouse click, After [time], or After last animation.
Lincoln Ward commented
Yes! This feature would save me so much work!
On a Mac this happened when I inserted a movie file in mp4 format. I converted the mp4 to .mov using QuickTime player. When the inserted movie is from an mov file the slide advances when the movie is finished playing.
I have the same problem with a slide containing an exit animation. which clears the slide to be similar to the following slide - except for the new title, which shall be animated to recognize the change. But except for crazy workarounds and VBA hacks I did not find a reasonable solution. I'm wondering, why I do have exit animations when there is no chance to exit the slide.
There is no transition setting which allows to specify to advance after last animation finished. Having an animation on the following slide do start directly after previous or also with previous doesn't work either. Or maybe an additional animation action "Go to next slide" whatever.
The only way I could get it to work as expected was duplicating the slide - what a non-sense - and then transition to it with the click, which would trigger the exit animation. The new slide now is with auto-advance and takes care of the exit-animation and transition. BUT now I have slide numbers which indicate the slide-change. Which could somehow be circumvented by moving the slide and building somehow another presentation sequence... here I gave up with piling on workarounds... :-(
It is absolutely crazy that there are so many settings in the exit animations for effects and timing and animating text. But there is no way to specify the simple action "Continue with the next slide". Attaching the transition to an exit animation would also have the benefit to keep the slide independent from other slides.
I just had the same issue, and found this thread. in my opinion this is a bug, the features are there. When setting 'advance slider' to automatic after 0 seconds, I don't expect animations to become automatic as well...
However, for anyone coming here with the same issue. I got mine working by duplicating the slides, moving all 'exit animations' to the second one and setting only the second to automatic transition.
If you have slide numbers on your slides (as I have), move the slides with exit animations to the end of your show and create a custom show to make them appear on the right time, I deleted the slide numbers from the exit animation slides.
Raymond Kenneth Petry commented
exactly—first Animation "With Previous"—(I suggested this years ago)—e.g. spinning text Animation already doing-so while the slide Fades In...
(e.g. more really my instance text Flying Out while the slide Wipes In its different background image)...