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You might not want to show every single slide in a presentation. For example, say
you’re working on some slides for future versions of the presentation, but you’re not
ready to show them yet.
Hiding a slide doesn’t delete it from the presentation. Instead, it prevents the slide
from appearing when you run the presentation as a slideshow. The hidden slide still
appears in all of PowerPoint’s working views. You can edit a hidden slide and see it in
context in Slide Sorter view, but the slide won’t appear when you launch a slideshow.
To mark a slide as hidden, select the slide (or group of slides) you want to hide, and
then click Slide Show ➝ Hide Slide (Alt, S, H). Alternatively, you can right-click a slide
and select Hide Slide from the shortcut menu.
When you hide a slide, the Slides pane and the Slide Sorter view indicate that it’s
hidden by crossing out its slide number, as shown in Figure 22-2. And in Normal view,
the Slide Show tab’s Hide Slide button is highlighted for that slide. To make a hidden
slide visible again, just select the slide, go back to the Slide Show tab, and then click
Hide Slide again (Alt, S, H).
Click to hide or unhide a slide
When you hide a
crosses out its
number in the Slides pane
(and also in Slide
Tip: You can use a long presentation as the basis for several shorter ones by hiding groups of slides in
some versions of the presentation and showing them in others. If you divide your presentation into
sections (page 604), you can hide all slides in a section with a single click.