Why Isn’t a Slide in Google Slides Showing During a Presentation?

Are you working on a presentation in Google Slides and you have it all ready to present to your audience, but a certain slide isn’t appearing when you are practicing the presentation? This is occurring because that slide is currently hidden from the presentation, and is being skipped.

Fortunately this is a setting that you can change so that the slide will appear in the presentation. Our tutorial below will show you how to stop skipping a slide that isn’t currently showing during a presentation in Google Slides.


How to Stop Skipping a Slide in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. This guide assumes that you currently have a slide in Google Slides that isn’t displaying during a presentation, even though you are able to see and edit the slide in the application’s regular editing mode.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the slide presentation containing the slide that’s being skipped.


Step 2: Select the skipped slide from the list at the left side of the window. It should have the crossed-out eye icon on it that looks like the one on the slide below.

how to stop skipping a slide in google slides



Step 3: Right-click the slide, then choose the Skip slide option.

why isn't a slide showing during a presentation in google slides



The crossed-out eye icon should disappear from the slide, and you should now be able to view that slide when you are in presentation mode.


Have you watched someone else’s Google Slides presentation and noticed that there were some cool effects that played as they navigated between slides? Find out how to add a transition in Google Slides and achieve that same effect in your slideshows.

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