Discover The Easiest Ways For Hiding Slides In Google Slides

While preparing a presentation, it is common to include numerous slides and finalize them for presentation. But sometimes you may find certain slides are useful to you but not relevant to the audience, leading to a desire to omit them. In such cases, Google Slides offers an option to hide these slides, allowing them to remain accessible for personal purposes while remaining unseen during the actual slideshow.

Hidden slides will still appear in the slideshow’s overview for our convenience, but they will not be visible to the audience during the presentation. By using this feature, presenters can strike a balance between providing comprehensive content and optimizing the presentation’s flow.

With the ability to hide selected slides, speakers can maintain a concise and focused delivery and tailor their presentations where most pertinent information is shared, while safeguarding additional resources for future use.

Method #1 How to hide a slide on Google Slides without using right-click?

Step 1: Launch Google Slides and open the presentation you wish to present.

Step 2: Select the slide that you wish to hide.

Step 3: Then, choose the ‘Skip slide’ option from the toolbar under the slide menu.

An eye crossed by a tablet will appear and the slide will turn a bit transparent, which indicates that it is now hidden.

Step 4: If you want to unhide it and make it visible again, unselect the ‘Skip slide’ on the slide menu.

And you’re done!

Method #2 Hiding a Slide using Right-Click

Step 1: Launch Google Slides and open the presentation you wish to present.

Step 2: Select the slide (from left side) that you want to hide.

Step 3: Right-click over it and choose the ‘Skip slide’ option.
A crossed-out eye sign will appear and the slide will become opaque, which shows that the slide is now hidden.

Step 4: To unhide the hidden slide, right-click on that slide and un-select the ‘Skip slide’ option.

How to hide multiple slides?

How to hide a slide on Google Slides

If there is more than one slide to hide from the presentation, one can skip multiple slides at the same time. This saves us from manually skipping the slides one by one.

Step 1: Launch Google Slides and open the presentation you wish to edit.

Step 2: Either shows the Filmstrip using the toolbar – View > Show filmstrip or enter Grid view using – View > Grid view.

Step 3: Select the slides you want to hide to highlight them.

• To select adjacent slides, select the first one, hold your Shift key, and select the last one.
• To select nonadjacent slides, select the first one, hold Ctrl on Windows or Command on Mac, and select each additional slide.

Step 4: Go to the Slide tab.

Step 5: Select Skip slides.

Step 6: Alternatively, you can right-click one of the slides and choose Skip slides in the Shortcut menu.

You’ll then see an option with the eye and a line on each slide that you skipped. These slides do not show up while you present them in the slideshow mode.

How to show a slide when presenting?

How to hide a slide on Google Slides

To show slides while presenting in Google Slides, follow these instructions:

Step 1: Launch Google Slides and open the presentation which is to be presented.

Step 2: Click on the “Present” button which is at the top right corner of the screen to open and present the presentation or use the shortcut keys and press that in the order “Ctrl (control) + F5 (function key)” to enter presentation mode.

Step 3: To move forward with the nest slides press the right arrow key or click anywhere on the slide.

If you want to opt for going back to the last slide, press the left arrow key or use the “Backspace” bar from the keyboard.

one can use the slide thumbnail and left-click on it on the screen to open a specific slide.

Step 4: If you have added speaker notes to your slides, you can view them during the presentation. Press the “Ctrl + Shift + N” (shortcut) to show or hide the slide notes section.

Step 5: If you have multiple displays or a projector connected, you can utilize the presenter view, By clicking on the “Present” button and select “Presenter view” from the dropdown menu. The presenter view will show your current slide, slide notes, a timer, and upcoming slides, while the audience sees only the slideshow.

Additionally, you can utilize presentation options during presenting it. You can access several useful options like press
“B” to blank the screen temporarily,
“W” to display a white screen, or
“Esc” to exit full-screen mode.

To finish the presentation or exit the presentation mode and return to the editing view of Google Slide, press the
“Esc” key
“X” button in the top-right corner of the screen

By following these steps, you can show slides while presenting in Google Slides seamlessly.

How to print a presentation in Google Slides with hidden slides

How to hide a slide on Google Slides

Follow the steps given below to print a presentation in Google Slides with hidden slides in it:

Step 1: Open Google Slides in your system and select the presentation you want to print.

Step 2: Click on the “View” option from the top menu and select “Hidden slides” from the drop-down menu.

This will display all the hidden slides in the presentation.

Step 3: Also, you can adjust the print settings before proceeding. Click on the “File” option in the top menu and select “Print” from that, then select the required number of copies you wish to print, paper size, and layout that appears in the dialog box.

Step 4: As soon your presentation is ready to be printed, click on the “File” menu from the top, and select “Print” so as to open the print dialog box.

Step 5: In the given print dialog box, review all the given settings and make any necessary adjustments, such as selecting the printer and specifying the range of slides to print.

Step 6: Click on the “Print” option in the appeared dialog box to start printing your selected presentation.

By following the above-mentioned steps, you can print your presentation in Google Slides, including all the hidden slides. This permits you to have a hard copy of your presentation that includes all relevant content, even if some slides are not visible during the actual presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do I hide a slide in slides?

Ans: Select the slide to hide > select slide menu toolbar > choose ‘Skip slide’ > slide will turn a bit transparent, which shows it is now hidden.

Q2. How can you hide and unhide slides?

Ans: Select the slide to hide > select slide menu toolbar > choose ‘Skip slide’ > slide will turn a bit transparent, which shows it is now hidden.

To unhide the hidden slide and make it visible again, un-select the ‘Skipped slide’ on the slide menu.

Q3. How do you unhide a slide?

Ans: Unselect the ‘Skip slide’ from the slide menu, where you have selected to hide it, your slide will appear now and it’s not hidden anymore.

Q4. How do you hide objects in Google Slides?

Ans: To hide objects in google slides, Select the object which you want to hide, by right-clicking, choose “Arrange” then select “Order” and then choose “Hide” from the menu or use the shortcut “Ctrl + Alt + G”.

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