How to animate a chart

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To add animation to a chart mark the chart and click “Add Animation” I’ll apply the “Wipe” animation which is good for charts. The direction is automatically set to “From bottom” which looks best when you have standing bar charts like this one. But now I want to change the animation so that the whole chart does not appear all at once. Under “Sequence” I’ll select “By Element in Category”.

How to animate a chart in PowerPoint 2013

I’ll expand the animations by clicking the little arrow and then I’ll play the animation to see what it looks like. As you can see the chart gridlines and legend are animated which I don’t want, so I’ll just mark the first item in the animation pane and click ”Delete” on my keyboard.