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Chart animation

Postby ZGo » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 01:59:11 GMT

If I have two or more charts in a slide can I animate the individual charts 
so that they will pop-out if you put the cursor on it?

RE: Chart animation

Postby dG9obHo » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 02:09:12 GMT

What do you mean by putting a cursor on it? You can use custom animation to 
do so. Alternately, if you are using PowerPoint 2002/XP and above, you can 
use triggers animation, so that when you click on perhaps an action button, 
the chart will appear, then click on the action button again to make it 

After adding the two charts, add an entrance and an exit effect on a chart. 
(Have the start as "On click".)
Now, add an action button or autoshape. 
Select both the entrance and exit effect, right click and select timing.
Click Triggers.
Select Start effect on click of. Select the action button/autoshape.
Click OK.
Repeat the above steps on the second chart. Is that what you want?
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Chart Animation

Postby mark.wallace » Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:16:00 GMT

i have a quetion.

I have a chart, data entered via Powerpoint, which shows income v
expenses on a graph for three years.

i can animate the graph so that it shows
Stpe 1 Axis
Step 2 Income
Stpe 3 Income and Expesnes

i would like to show Expenses first, but on third stop show Income,
Expenses in that order.

My reorder button does not seem to work for chart animation. Anyone got
any ideas?

RE: Chart Animation

Postby dG9obHo » Wed, 23 Aug 2006 01:03:02 GMT

You can't reorder them. One way (a little tedious though) would be to ungroup 
the chart (Right click on the chart, click Grouping > Ungroup. Click Yes when 
a prompted, then ungroup again). Then group up individual data, and animate 
them individually.
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Re: Chart Animation

Postby Mark Wallace » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 21:23:25 GMT

Grouping worked!! Thanks for the tip.

Chart animation

Postby cGFsdG9mdA » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 22:31:01 GMT

PowerPoint 2003

I am trying, in a clustered culum chart made in powerpoint, to animate the 
chart so that the frst series appears, for instance by wipe-effect, and then 
the second series must first appear when i click the mouse. how can I achieve 
that effect. please help, I am sitting with my Bosses presentation and have 
promised that I can do that.

Re: Chart animation

Postby spudmachine » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 22:56:05 GMT

You don't mention which Powerpoint version you're running, but in all 
versions it's possible to select the chart object and ungroup it. 
Powerpoint will warn you that it's an external object, and say OK.

At that point the chart elements behave like any other drawing objects.

First, you need to ungroup the chart elements so that the colums you would 
like to animate are separate.

Then, select each colum and apply the appropriate animation setting.

This is a quick and dirty approach, and you will lose the ability to link 
the chart data to external files, but hopefully it'll buy you some time to 
find a more elegant approach.


RE: Chart animation

Postby dG9obHo » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 23:12:00 GMT

Select the chart, click Slide Show > Custom Animation.
Then, click Add Effect > Entrance > Wipe. 
Now, double click on the added wipe effect to bring up the dialog box.
Click on Chart Animation tab.
Under Group Chart, click on the dropdown list. Select the option of your 
preference (depending on how you want it to be animated). 
Click Ok.
Also, you can expand the list and change the Start of each effect. (e.g. 
from On click to With Previous).
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RE: Chart animation

Postby Sm9obiBXaWxzb24 » Sun, 21 Oct 2007 03:12:01 GMT

Just to add to Shawn's very good advice you probably want to NOT tick animate 
grid & legend

SpudMachine's method can be used to give some interesting effects but if 
your chart is other than very basic ungrouping it will give you a lot of 
shapes to deal with. Unless you have very specific needs and know what you're 
doing I wouldn't go there.
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RE: Chart animation

Postby dG9obHo » Sun, 21 Oct 2007 03:24:00 GMT

Another thing to add on - the ungrouping method is irreversible. Make sure 
you create a duplicate first before ungrouping, or else you will have to 
re-create the chart if you want to modify any data in it.
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Re: Chart animation

Postby Steve Rindsberg » Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:54:07 GMT

Or Ctrl+Drag the graph to make a copy of it then drag the copy off the slide or 
shrink it down and send it to the back behind the other stuff on the slide.

That way you only have to backtrack a few steps if something goes wrong.

Or when the boss fiddles the data.  


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Chart Animation

Postby QmFyYmll » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:05:00 GMT

I have created a "Line Column on 2 Axes" chart and have applied animation to 
it selecting "By Series" in the chart options.  When the animation plays, the 
columns are displayed first and then the line.

Is there any way to influence the sequence so that the line is animated 
first and then the columns?  The Re-Order option is greyed out and not 


Re: Chart Animation

Postby Echo S » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:55:14 GMT

You'd have to reorder the data on the datasheet.

Because of this, I often find that I need to ungroup the chart, regroup the 
lines / columns, and animate those as appropriate.

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