Kill the Jerk (in PowerPoint Animations)

Many of you may have noticed that animations that run smoothly in PowerPoint 2007 now have a noticeable jerk when played in PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013.  The good news is there’s a work-around to the problem.

Both PowerPoint MVPs Troy Chollar and Geetesh Bajaj have published explicit directions on how to apply the work-around to their blogs and, rather than reinvent the wheel, I encourage you to check out their posts:

Jerky Animations in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013

Stop PowerPoint from Getting the Animation Jitters!

Many thanks Troy and Geetesh for the posts and Amy, Chris Mahoney and Steve Rindsberg for the work-around.

Don’t feel comfortable editing the registry yourself?  Run OfficeOne’s handy SpriteClipping utility.  It will automatically make the change if you’re using PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2013.  Make sure PowerPoint is closed before running the utility.  Thanks for making it easy for us, Chirag.