Effect Options on text don't work

I have a text box with text. I can animate it with a particular effect, say “appear”. Double clicking on that animation shows me the effect options box. Direction:In, Text Animation: word or letter by letter does nothing. Playing around with delay between characters or the timing tab changes nothing - it just appears all in one.The trigger is just set to animate as part of click.

Can you edit your question and attach a file displaying this behavior (or rather disbehavior)?

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For one, the “Appear” option simply makes the object appear: there are no “Direction” options. You may want to correct your post if you have the problem with another animation effect.