Hide or show a slide
If there is a slide that should be included in the presentation file, but you don't want it to appear in the slide show, you can hide the slide.
A hidden slide remains in the file; it is merely hidden when you run Slide Show view. You can switch between the Hide Slide and Unhide Slide options for any slide in the presentation.
While editing slides in Normal view, in the navigation pane on the left, you can hide or unhide a slide, as described below. In Slide Sorter view, you can use the same method to hide or unhide a slide. And while you're presenting to an audience, you can unhide a slide, as described below.
Hide a slide
In the left navigation pane, select the thumbnail image of the slide you want to hide.
Unhide a slide
In the left navigation pane, select the hidden slide you want to unhide.
Right-click the slide, then select Unhide Slide .
Show a hidden slide during a presentation
If you're in Slide Show view and you decide that you want to show a hidden slide, you can do so:
Right-click the current slide and select See All Slides .
The screen switches to a thumbnail list of all the slides in the presentation.
Select the hidden slide you want to show.
The selected slide is shown full-screen and the slide show resumes.
If you are using presenter view, your audience won't see the steps you take to select the slide. They will simply see the slide you select in step 2.
Right-click the slide, and then click Unhide Slide .
In the left navigation pane, select the slide you want to hide.
Control-click the slide, then select Unhide Slide .
Do one of the following:
If you're presenting with the full screen slide show on all monitors, go to the slide that appears before the hidden slide, and then press H.
If you're using Presenter view, move the pointer to the bottom of the screen to access the slide navigation pane, and then click the hidden slide.
Why hide slides?
Hiding slides is particularly useful when you have added slides to a presentation that provide different levels of detail on the subject matter, perhaps for different audiences. You can mark these slides as hidden so that they are not displayed in your main slide show, but you can still access them if you need to.
For example, a member of your audience might ask you to explain an item in more detail. In that case, you can reveal the hidden slides that contain those details. However, if time is short and the audience is comprehending the concepts that you are delivering, you may want to keep the slides with the supplementary information hidden so that you can continue your presentation without visibly skipping over slides.
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How to hide (or un-hide) a slide in microsoft powerpoint.
Want to hide certain slides during a presentation but still keep them in the file? Here's how.
Hide and unhide powerpoint slides, show hidden slides during the powerpoint presentation.
You can hide slides in Microsoft PowerPoint so that they're hidden during the presentation but are still a part of the file. You can also show hidden slides during a presentation or unhide them for future presentations. Here's how.
If you give talks, it's very likely that you prepare a PowerPoint for that presentation. Depending on your audience, you may want to hide or unhide certain slides to make the presentation more relevant for that particular group.
To hide slides during a presentation, open PowerPoint and select the slide that you want to hide by clicking it. The slide will have a box around it if it's selected.
Once it's selected, right-click the slide. In the context menu, choose "Hide Slide."
The slide will now be hidden while in Presenter View. You can tell that a slide is hidden if the thumbnail is a lighter color than the other slides.
If you want to unhide the slide, simply right-click the slide and click "Hide Slide" again.
The slide will now appear during the presentation again.
If you've hidden a slide but have decided that you actually want to show it during the presentation, you can do so without ever leaving Presenter View.
During the presentation, right-click anywhere on the current slide. In the context menu that appears, select "See All Slides."
Once that's selected, all of your slides, including hidden slides, will appear in a row. Hidden slides are grayed out, and the slide number is crossed out. Click the thumbnail of the hidden slide to display it to your audience.
Once you've moved to the next slide, if you want to show the hidden slide again, repeat the above steps.
If you frequently use the same Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, the content is likely to change over time. If the content of a slide is no longer relevant, you can simply delete the slide instead of hiding it.
Related: How to Add, Delete, and Rearrange PowerPoint Slides
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Hiding a slide in PowerPoint is a good idea if you need to quickly present, and do not want to show a certain slide but do not want to necessarily delete that slide. PowerPoint makes it very easy to hide any number of slides in your presentation.
Hiding the Slide
- If you have successfully selected a slide, a box will appear around that slide.
- If you have successfully hid a slide, there will be a slash over the number correlated with the hidden slide.
- Repeat this process to hide multiple slides.
Accessing the Hidden Slide
- Choose Place in this document from the options on the left side of the pop-up window.
- Select the hidden slide and click the OK button from the bottom right of the window.
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- Once your slide is hidden during your presentation and you decide you want to go to it via another slide then include a button hyperlinked back to the slide from the one you want it on. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
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