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Change the order and timing of animations in Keynote on Mac

You can change the order in which the animations appear for all animated objects on a slide and specify when they appear in relation to one another (e.g. simultaneously or one at a time).

You can be very flexible when arranging the animations. For example, it is possible to have all the animations for one object run before the animations for other objects begin. You can also nest the animations so that the animations for one object alternate with the animations for another object.

  1. In the slide navigator, click to select the slide with the animations that you want to rearrange. Then click "Animate" in the sidebar below on "Sequence".

  2. To change the order of an animation, drag it to a new position in the Order window.

    Click an object on the slide to see which animations apply to that object. The corresponding animations are then displayed in blue in the “Sequence” window.

  3. To change the timing of an animation, click the animation in the Sequence window, click the Start pop-up menu, then choose an option:

    • After transition: The animation is shown after the slide transition. Use the arrows next to the "Delay" field to set the time interval that should elapse before the animation is shown.

    • By clicking: The animation is shown when you click. If you've selected multiple click animations to play, the first animation plays on the first click, the second on the second click, and so on.

    • With animation [Number]: The animation is shown at the same time as the previous animation. This option is not available if successive animations cannot run simultaneously.

    • After animation [Number]: The animation is shown after the previous animation has ended. Use the arrows next to the "Delay" field to set the time interval that should elapse before the animation is shown.

      To have one animation run automatically after another animation, drag this animation onto the other (they will then be linked in the window).

To edit multiple animations at once, click an animation and hold the Command key while clicking other animations. Then change their timing.