Animating a PowerPoint Table or Chart

June 24, 2013 by in PowerPoint Tips

By Ellen Finkelstein

Animating a PowerPoint Table or Chart

Animate a table or chart in PowerPoint 2007 & later

You may want to animate individual elements of a table such as rows, columns, or cells. PowerPoint lets you animate the entire table, but not its elements. Likewise, you may want to animated individual portions of a chart.

Note: Charts have their own animation settings, which may work fine for you. If they do, you don’t need to use one of the methods below. Select the chart and add an animation, such as Appear. In the Custom Animation task pane/Animation pane, click the animation’s down arrow and choose Effect Options. On the Chart Animation tab, choose one of the options from the Group Chart drop-down list.

For more information on ungrouping a table in 2003 and the chart animation settings, see my tip Animate a chart or table.

Here, I offer two methods of animating a table in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.

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