Hide a PowerPoint slide when you want to keep it on hand “just in case” during your PowerPoint presentation. You can see hidden slides in PowerPoint’s Normal and Slide Sorter views, but the audience doesn’t see them during a presentation. Create hidden slides if you anticipate having to turn your presentation in a different direction — to answer a question from the audience, prove your point more thoroughly, or revisit a topic in more depth.

Follow these steps to hide slides:


Select the slide or slides.

Select any slide(s) that you want to hide.


On the Slide Show tab, click the Hide Slide button.

You can also right-click and choose Hide Slide. Select the slide and click the Hide Slide button to unhide it.


To display a hidden slide during a presentation, right-click the screen and choose Go to.

A submenu with the titles of slides in your presentation displays. The numbers of hidden slides are enclosed in parentheses.


Select a hidden slide so that the audience can view it.

To resume your presentation after viewing only one hidden slide, right-click and choose Last Viewed on the shortcut menu. If you’ve viewed several hidden slides, rightclick the screen, choose Go to Slide, and select a slide to pick up where you left off.