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AnimationSettings.AnimateTextInReverse Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Determines whether the specified shape is built in reverse order. Applies only to shapes (such as shapes containing lists) that can be built in more than one step. Read/write.


expression. AnimateTextInReverse

expression A variable that represents an AnimationSettings object.

Return Value



The value of the AnimateTextInReverse Property property can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

msoFalseThe specified shape is not built in reverse order.
msoTrueThe specified shape is built in reverse order.

You do not see the effects of setting this property unless the specified shape gets animated. For a shape to be animated, the TextLevelEffect property of the AnimationSettings object for the shape must be set to something other than ppAnimateLevelNone and the Animate property must be set to True.


This example adds a slide after slide one in the active presentation, sets the title text, adds a three-item list to the text placeholder, and sets the list to be built in reverse order.

With ActivePresentation.Slides.Add(2, ppLayoutText).Shapes
    .Item(1).TextFrame.TextRange.Text = "Top Three Reasons"
    With .Item(2)
        .TextFrame.TextRange = "Reason 1" &; Chr(13) _
            &; "Reason 2" &; Chr(13) &; "Reason 3"
        With .AnimationSettings
            .Animate = msoTrue
            .TextLevelEffect = ppAnimateByFirstLevel
            .AnimateTextInReverse = msoTrue
        End With
    End With
End With

See also


AnimationSettings Object

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