#262 Hiding PowerPoint Background Graphics

Every once in awhile I run into a situation where I want a slide or set of slides in my presentation NOT to have the template styling. For example, when the template takes up too much space for the content on the slide.

Fortunately, it’s very easy to turn them off for a particular slide or set of slides.

You might also want to turn the background objects off for printing….but you aren’t inflicting
Slideuments” on anyone are you!?!?

How It Works

On the Format menu, click Background.

Select the Omit background graphics from master check box.

If you want to omit the background graphics from only the selected slides, click Apply.

If you want to omit the background graphics from all slides, click Apply to All.

2010 Version

It works pretty much the same in PowerPoint 2010 except you have a few more options as you see below. You directly work with the check box that hides the background graphics on the Design tab.

Or right-click on the slide and select “Format background…”

Love it? Hate it? Got a better idea? Let me know.

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