Part of the charm of PowerPoint is its ability to display tables, charts, SmartArt and moving shapes. In many cases, however, revealing an object before the animation is contrary to the objectives you set for your presentation. When you create a PowerPoint with a lot of animation, you may want to keep your screen clean by hiding an object before it starts following its defined animation track.
For example, suppose you display a map and want to use multicolored tags to locate hospitals, hotels, and schools in a given area. If you have a graphic or image you want to talk about before it appears, you can hide the object until you click to make it appear so that your audience does not be not distracted by him while you speak. Hiding hospital pins before revealing hotel pins can make the screen less confusing for your viewers. Venn diagrams are another great example of an object that often has to appear piece by piece in logical order without previews.
Hiding objects before animation
Fortunately, hiding an object before animation in PowerPoint is fairly simple. Make sure you have selected the objects you want to use and know the animation track you plan to follow before you start creating the presentation. Here's how.
Open your PowerPoint presentation. From the slide menu on the left side of the PowerPoint window, select the slide in which you plan to work.
Place your objects on the slide where you need them to display them and size them appropriately. In this example, we are using location markers as the images we want to animate.
Click on the object you want to hide before animating it. Go to the "Animations" tab and select the type of animation effect you want to use. To make sure that an object is hidden before starting its animation, choose one of the "Entry" animations: appear, fade, hover, etc. For this example, we use "Appear".
Then select the "Start" you want to use from the drop-down list in the "timing" section. In this example, we will bring up each location marker when we left click with our mouse, but you can also choose "With previous" or "After previous" depending on how you want to organize the animations so that 39; they correspond to timing. of your speech.
Repeat these steps for as many objects as you want to hide before the animation, and you're done. The finished product should look like this:
As you can see, the process is clean and simple. Simply choose an input animation as the first animation on the object animation track to ensure that an object is not displayed during presentation until what its animation requires.