How to Hide or Unhide a Slide in Microsoft PowerPoint?

Microsoft Powerpoint is the default tool people opt for when they are working on presentations. In presentations, we have multiple slides arranged together in a pattern that best describes what the idea behind the presentation is all about. Sometimes after you are done preparing a presentation, you might want to take a few slides out of the presentation. But you might not want to delete it from the presentation altogether.

Maybe the information you have put up on the slide is not 100% accurate, and you are not sure whether or not you should include that slide in the presentation. You can choose to hide your slide entirely in that scenario, and it won’t show up in the presentation. If you later want to include that slide in your presentation again, you can do that too by unhiding the presentation’s hidden slide. So how do you go about hiding and unhiding slides in Microsoft Powerpoint? Let’s take a look at it in this article.

How to Hide or Unhide a Slide in Microsoft PowerPoint?

How to Hide or Unhide Slides in Microsoft Powerpoint?

If you are on an expired version of Microsoft Office, this feature might entirely be disabled on your Powerpoint. So if you are having issues while following the guide mentioned below, upgrade your Office to the paid version. Then the guide will work for you in hiding or unhiding the application.

How to Hide Slides in Microsoft Powerpoint?

Hiding Slide will also come in handy if you use one particular presentation for giving out many speeches on the same topic. Your audience will change every time, and maybe you don’t want to show every slide to every type of audience. In that case, too, hiding and unhiding slides will come in handy.

  • Open Microsoft Powerpoint and then open the presentation in it.
  • Click on the slide of the presentation that you want to hide. Once it is selected, it will be inside a box.
  • Now right click on that slide and choose “Hide Slide.”

Now, if you play the presentation, the hidden slide won’t show up in the presentation.

How to Unhide Slides in Microsoft Powerpoint?

Unhiding a slide in Microsoft Powerpoint is similar to what we do to hide the slide in the first place.

  • Open Microsoft Powerpoint and then open the presentation in it.
  • Click on the hidden slide. It will be lighter in color in the thumbnail view window.
  • Right-click on that selected slide and choose “Hide Slide.” The checkmark next to the Hide Slide will be removed, and your slide won’t be hidden anymore.

How to show hidden slides in a Presentation?

You don’t need to hide a slide every time you want to show it to different audience classes. You can even choose to reveal a hidden slide in your presentation.

  • When you are presenting and showing different slides to your audience, right-click anywhere on the current slide.
  • From the list of options, choose “See All Slides.”
  • A list of all your slides will appear on your screen, including the hidden slides. Click on the hidden slide on that list, and it will appear on your screen.
  • Once you are done with that hidden slide, you can move on to your regular slides again by starting the slide show. If you wish to show a hidden slide again, you will have to follow the same method again.

So that is how you can hide and unhide slides in Microsoft Powerpoint. As a bonus, we have also included a guide on displaying hidden slides in a presentation to avoid switching between hide and unhide every time. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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