How to Hide Background Graphics for a Single Slide in Powerpoint 2013

Most of the themes that are available in Powerpoint 2013 include some background graphics. They add a lot to the visual appeal of the slides, and save you time, energy, and money that would be involved in creating them yourself. But while those background graphics might be fine for most of your slides, you may find that the graphics are too busy for text-heavy slides, or slides that use other graphics.

Our tutorial below will show you how to hide background graphics from a single slide in a Powerpoint presentation. This will allow you to continue using the background on the rest of the slideshow, while making one, or several, of your slides easier to read.

 

Remove Background Graphics from a Single Slide in Powerpoint 2013

The steps in this article will show you how to hide an image or graphic that appears in the background of a slide. These are most commonly found when you use a theme as you create a presentation. If you would prefer to remove the background graphics from every slide in your presentation, then you can do so by click the View tab, then clicking the Slide Master option. You can then click an object in the slide to select it, then press the Backspace key to delete it, or you can check the Hide Background Graphics option in the ribbon.

hiding background graphics in a master slide

 

Otherwise, continue below to hide the background object for a single Powerpoint 2013 slide.

Step 1: Open your presentation in Powerpoint 2013.

 

Step 2: Click the slide containing the background graphic you wish to hide.

hide background for one slide in powerpoint 2013 - step 1

 

 

Step 3: Click the Design tab at the top of the window.

remove background graphics from single powerpoint slide - step 2

 

 

Step 4: Click the Format Background button in the Customize section at the right side of the ribbon.

hide powerpoint graphics in powerpoint 2013 - step 3

 

 

Step 5: Click the Hide background graphics option in the Format Background column at the right side of the window.

hiding background pictures in powerpoint 2013 - step 4

 

 

If your Powerpoint presentation has a lot of pictures, videos, or audio files, then the file size could get very large. Large files can be difficult to share, so check out this article – https://www.solveyourtech.com/how-to-compress-media-in-powerpoint-2013/ – and learn how to compress the media files in a slideshow to make the overall presentation file size smaller.

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