Hide or show a slide

If you want to include a slide in your presentation, but you don't want it to appear during a slide show, you can hide it. For example, you can hide slides that contain supplementary information. You can also change the setting while you're giving a presentation so that the hidden slides show.

Hide a slide

You can hide a slide via the View tab.

  1. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.

  2. In the left navigation pane, select a slide.

  3. On the selected slide, right-click and then select Hide Slide.

    Screenshot shows a slide selected and the right-click menu with the Hide Slide option selected.

You can also hide a slide via the Slide Show tab.

  1. Select the Slide Show tab.

  2. In the left navigation pane, select a slide.

  3. In the Set Up group, click Hide Slide.

    Screenshot shows the Slide Show tab options of Set Up Slide Show, Hide Slide, Rehearse Timings, Record Slide Show, and check boxes for Play Narrations, Use Timings, and Show Media Controls.

Notes: 

  • If the slide is hidden, the hidden slide icon Hidden slide icon appears on the slide in the navigation pane.

  • If you previously added slide numbering to all slides, the hidden slides are still included in the slide count.

  • To make a hidden slide visible again, select the slide, right-click and select Hide Slide.

Show a hidden slide during a presentation

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.

See also

Setup options for slide shows in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Hide a slide

  1. In the navigation pane, do the following to select the slide that you want to hide:

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide. Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up, click Hide Slide.

    Slide Show tab, Set Up group

    Notes: 

    • If the slide is hidden, the hidden slide icon Hidden slide icon appears on the slide in the navigation pane.

    • If you previously added slide numbering to all slides, the hidden slides are still included in the slide count.

Show a hidden slide during a presentation

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.

See also

Select slides to show during a presentation

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