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why is my animation tab dimmed and cant add animations

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why is my animation tab dimmed and can't add animations
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
Hi there happy to help.

Assuming you are talking about Power Point? What version?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


2010

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, have you added animations in this particular project in the past?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i have added animations to similar presentations but not this one

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, close PP completely.

Restart your PC.

Open the PP file again and let me know results.




Customer: replied 1 year ago.


ok in process


 


 

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
let me know,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

did not work


animation ribbon still all gray


transitions, I have been able to do but not animations

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, do you have slides selected?

Also please try to open a new file and see if this changes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


i have selected slides and still gray


but when open new and blank presentation and type just a word


the animation window becomes greeen

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, do a file "save as" on the PP presentation.

Close PP and then open the new file you just saved.

Try again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


i figured it out myself


i just added a space to text and animation appeared


so your answer did not help this time


can i get a refund?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


wait the space only worked but now a slide i did not place showed up and is not in outline column


how do i get rid of that and where did it come from


 

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
Just select the slide and hit the delete key.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


the slide is hidden and only shows up on slide show????

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
It should show up on the list to the left when not in a slide show. Delete it there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


no , it's not there and it was not in slide show before????


i can't determine how to delete or where it came from

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
Reopen the presentation. IS it still there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


yes it's still there


crazy huh


 

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK< how about the animation tab? Is that fixed?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.


well when it got fixed, this slide popped up so not in my opinion

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, in this side, right click and select "Reset Slide"

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't understand "in this side"

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, what slide is this? The last slide of the show?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


no the second slide

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK Save the project as a different name. Re-open and let me know if it is still there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

saved under different name, closed, reopened and still there but only during slide show


is there a way to hide it from slide show/ it has nothing to do with presentation and have never seen it before

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
In the slide show tab there is an option to "hide slide" try this.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


i don't see that

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.

OK try this.....

In the Slide Show tab there is options.....

From Beginning, From Current Slide, and CUSTOM SHOW, select custom show.

Does this slide show up in this list? If so delete it.

Let me know,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok on custom show it does not show the slide listed

 

so it's still there

 

i set up a short custom show with slide 1 and 2 (the real one)

but when played it the phantom slide showed up as well

 

this is killing me and i am almost out of time

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
Is the slide blank?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no it has some cartoon on it


it would be ok if blank

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
Can you send me this file? Upload it to wikisend.com. Let me know the file ID #.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


do you mean email it to you

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
No, go to wikisend.com Upload the file and you will be given a file ID after the upload. I need this number to retrieve the file.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


285604

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


did you get it

 

 

DID YOU FORGET ME???????????????????????????????????Undecided

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
OK, found it.....

Select your second slide. There is an animation listed on the right called "picture 3". Remove this, that's what the "extra slide" is.

Please don't forget to rate me and have a great day.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

IM SORRY but i dont see anything list on right of selected slide????


 


please can you call me


XXX-XXX-XXXX

Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
I fixed it and uploaded for you at wikisend.....

  • File ID: 521986

 


Please don't forget to rate me and have a great day.
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