You can change the order objects animate without needing to remove and reapply animations to other objects by using the Animation Pane.
The Animation pane can be found in the Animations tab of the ribbon:
When selected the animation pane will open in the sidebar and will preview a chronological list of all animations of the selected slide:
What are the symbols?
|Numbering/mouse symbol||Displays the number of clicks required to reach this animation|
|Empty space||Gaps below a numbered mouse symbol are to indicate these will animate WITH the previous animation (at the same time)|
|Clock||A clock symbol will indicate an animation will happen automatically after the previous animation (automatically one after another)|
|Green Star||Is shown next to an entrance animation|
|Yellow Star||NA||Is shown next to an emphasis animation|
|Red Star||NA||Is show next to an exit animation|
|'grouping'||Grouping of animations on an object like SmartArt (an object with multiple elements), groups can be expanded by clicking the chevron to expand or collapse the grouping.|
Changing the order of animations
Each animation can be reordered by clicking and dragging them into the correct order, or by left-clicking an animation to select it before clicking the up and down arrows found in the top right of the animation pane.
In this example I will move the picture animations in between the animations of SmartArt Text object, meaning the pictures will animate after the text:
You can also right-click an animation to change it's prompt, 'on click', 'during' or 'after'.
In this example I will change the picture animations to happen 'during' the previous 'on-click' animation, meaning they will happen at the same time:
You can preview the animation pane without going into presenter mode (full screen) by clicking the 'play all' button: