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Animations don't play when I go back to a slide


You display a slide and the animations on it play as you'd expect them to. You move along to the next slide, then go back to the original slide and this time, the animations won't play.


These articles explain several workarounds:

Here's the deal: when you return to a slide that's already played, PowerPoint remembers that you've been there, done that, so it shows you the slide as it was in its final state before you moved along to the next one. It's a nice feature really. You wouldn't want to sit through a whole long build series that you've already endure... er.... enjoyed, right?

But sometimes you need to force the slide to start over again from the beginning. When you do:

Now when you link to the animated slide, the link will go to the previous slide, automatically and instantly advance to the animated slide itself, but now it'll start the animations from the beginning.

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Animations don't play when I go back to a slide
Last update 07 June, 2011