Turn off or delete narration in a presentation

Turning off the narration does not delete the narration from your presentation — it only prevents the narration from playing. Deleting the narration permanently removes it from your presentation.

Turn off the narration

  1. On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, clear the Play Narrations check box.

    Clear the Play Narrations check box on the Slide Show tab

  2. Alternatively, you can click Set Up Slide Show, and under Show Options select the Show without narration check box. This action has the same effect as step 1.

    Tip: To turn the narration back on, ensure that the Show without narration check box is cleared and the Play Narrations check box is selected.

  1. On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Set Up Slide Show.

    Slide Show tab image

  2. Under Show options, select the Show without narration check box.

    Tip: To turn the narration back on, clear the Show without narration check box.

  1. On the Slide Show tab, clear the Play Narrations check box.

    Clear the Play Narrations check box on the Slide Show tab

  2. Alternatively, you can click Set Up Slide Show, and under Show Options select the Show without narration check box. This action has the same effect as step 1.

    Tip: To turn the narration back on, ensure that the Show without narration check box is cleared and the Play Narrations check box is selected.

Turning off narration isn't available in PowerPoint Online.

Delete the narration

  1. In Normal view, click the sound indicator Narration or sound indicator on a slide, and then press Delete.

  2. Repeat step 1 for each slide from which you want to delete the narration.

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