PowerPoint is one of the best programs to create presentations because of its features. PowerPoint’s capability to animate presentation elements makes it very versatile. And as we all know, audiences respond well to animation effects when used effectively.

In this post, we will be looking at how to animate tables in a PowerPoint presentation.

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The Animation Effect

So, this animation effect makes data appear in Tables. A row, column, or a single data cell may appear. This is particularly important when you have a table with lots of data. Instead of showing the whole table and overwhelming everyone, you can show them a portion of the table and ‘build’ the rest of it as you go along.

Make A Table in PowerPoint

Start by making the table that you want to animate. Got the table? Make sure it looks exactly the way you want it to look in the end. Okay, lets go to the next step which is to make multiple copies of the table for the animation.

Making Multiple Copies of The Table

Select the Table that you wish to animate. Now, click LAYOUT and then click Selection Pane

Click the table that you wish to animate and make multiple copies of it. You can use the shortcut key combination Ctrl+D to do this.

Now You Can Animate These Tables

We have a few tables that we can animate. In order to create this effect, we need them to appear on top of each other. You can use this to animate “Individual Cells” or even make a row appear in a table. This allows you to ‘build’ a table as you explain it. Instead of showing the whole table from the start.

Tables Will Appear On Top of Each Other

You will need to apply animation effects to achieve this Animation. But, you get the idea. You can use this trick to make a table appear on top of an existing table. Only the new table will have one more row or column. Making it appear as if only that one row or column just appeared.