Using the After Previous Animation Event

Now that you've worked with the On Click and With Previous animations, the final event to try is the After Previous event.

The After Previous events let you create a sequence of animations without having to sync each animation. After Previous can also be used when you want to include a final animation to each slide without having to manually sync the animations.

If you're following along, I'm working in Lesson Files > Chapter_04 > After_Previous.pptx.

Apply the After Previous even to the two construction cone graphics.

  1. Shift-click both Construction_Cones graphics to select them
  2. Go to Animations > Float In to apply the animation event. Notice how both graphics animate together? That's because you selected both objects and applied the animation to the. PowerPoint groups both objects with one animation.
  3. In the Animation Pane, right-click the animations and select After Previous
  4. Click Play to preview your animations. The Construction_Cones float in after the last text block.
  5. Click-drag one of Construction_Cones animations and drag it under the Turn off the car animation. Because the Construction_Cones graphic has an After Previous event, it will fade in once the Turn off the car animation finishes playing.
  6. Click-drag the other Construction_Cones graphic and move it below Turn on the emergency brake.
  7. Click Play to preview your animations.

What's next?

Now that you know how to work with each of the animation events, you can practice adding animations in the next lesson, or jump ahead and learn to record audio narration.

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