How to Unhide a Slide in Powerpoint 2013

Slides in a presentation in Powerpoint 2013 can be hidden for a number of reasons. But if you elected to hide a slide rather than delete it, then you may have anticipated that you would need it again in the future. If you are now in the situation where you need a hidden slide to appear in your presentation, then you may be looking for a way to restore that hidden slide to its proper place in the slide show.

Our tutorial in this article will show you how to unhide a slide that has previously been hidden in Powerpoint 2013.


Unhiding Hidden Slides in Powerpoint 2013

The steps in this article will assume that you have a Powerpoint presentation that contains at least one hidden slide, which you would like to unhide. Hidden slides work a little differently than hidden objects in other Office programs, such as Excel, where you might hide a row or a column. Hidden Powerpoint slides are still displayed in the slide panel at the left side of Powerpoint, but will not be included when you actually present the presentation from the Slide Show tab.


  1. Open your presentation in Powerpoint 2013.

  3. Locate the hidden slide that you wish to unhide in the column at the left side of the Powerpoint window. Hidden slides have a diagonal slash through their slide number. For example, slide 2 is hidden in the picture below.
  4. find the hidden slide in powerpoint 2013



  5. Right-click the hidden slide, then click the Hide Slide option. This may seem a little counter-intuitive, but there is no Unhide option in Powerpoint 2013. Once the slide is unhidden, the diagonal slash through the slide number will be removed.

unhide a slide in powerpoint 2013



If you have multiple hidden slides in your presentation and would like to unhide all of them, then click one of the slides at the left side of the window, and then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all of them. Right-click on one of the slides and click the Hide Slides option. This will hide all of the slides. Right-click on one of the slides again and click the Hide Slides option again, which will unhide all of them.


If you are hiding slides in a Powerpoint presentation, then slide numbering can get a little confusing for your audience. Learn how to remove slide numbers in Powerpoint 2013 if the numbering is becoming an issue.

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