How to remove slide numbers from powerpoint slides.
It's easy to remove slide numbers from PowerPoint slides if they're no longer needed. Here's how.
Remove slide number from one or all slides, remove slide number from title slide.
Slide numbers are a great way to navigate to a specific slide on your PowerPoint presentation quickly. In the event that the slide numbers are no longer necessary, you might want to remove them. Here’s how.
First, open the PowerPoint presentation that contains the slide numbers you want to remove. The slide number appears in the top-left corner of its respective slide.
Next, head over to the “Text” group of the “Insert” tab and select “Slide Number."
Once selected, the “Header and Footer” dialog box will appear. In the “Slide” tab, uncheck the box next to “Slide Number." If you want to remove the number from only the selected slide, then select “Apply” (2). If you want to remove the numbers from every slide in the presentation, then select “Apply to All" (3).
You might want to remove the slide number from the title slide only. Numbering that slide probably isn't necessary as most understand the title slide is the first slide of your presentation.
To remove the slide number from the title slide only, select “Slide Number” in the “Text” group to open up the “Header and Footer” dialog box again. This time, check the box next to “Don’t Show on the Title Slide."
If you happened to be on the title slide when you opened the dialog box, then select “Apply." However, if you were on any other slide, you’ll need to select “Apply to All” for it to work.
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Change Presentation Slide Numbering to Start From 0
When inserting slide numbers at the bottom of each slide of a PowerPoint presentation, it is common to remove the slide number from the Title slide. However the numbering begins from number 2 on the second slide.
If you want the slide numbering to start from number 1 on the second slide. You first need to remove the slide number from the Title slide, and then set the presentation slide numbering from 0.
Remove Slide Numbering from the Title Slide
To remove slide numbering from the Title slide of a presentation;
- Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon
- Click the Slide Number button
- Check the Don’t show on title slide box
Start the Slide Numbering from 0
Setting the presentation slide numbering from 0 ensures that slide 2 is numbered as slide number 1.
- Click the Design tab on the Ribbon
- Click the Page Setup button
- Set the Number slides from: box to 0
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This wikiHow teaches you how to delete a slide from a PowerPoint presentation on a PC or Mac.
Open your presentation in PowerPoint
Switch to Normal/Editing View
- When you hover the mouse cursor over the correct icon, you will see “Editing View” or “Normal View.”
Right-click the slide thumbnail you want to delete
Select the "Delete Slide" option
- If you don’t want to delete the slide but don’t want it to appear in you presentation, select Hide Slide instead.
- If you decide you want the slide back, press Command + Z (macOS) or Control + Z (Windows) to undo the delete.
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To set your page numbers to start from a page other than one, navigate to the ‘Design’ tab in PowerPoint. Once on the ‘Design’ tab, use the following steps to update the slide numbering;
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4. From the ‘slide numbers from:’ dropdown box, select or input the slide number you want to start your slide numbering from. For example, selecting zero will start your presentations slide numbering from slide 0 rather than slide 1 5. Click ‘OK’ for the slide numbering change to be applied to your presentation
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How to Delete Slides in PowerPoint? A Beginner’s Guide!
By: Author Shrot Katewa
When you start using Microsoft PowerPoint, most of your effort will be spent trying to learn the various features and in creating slides for your presentation. But, what happens when you don’t like a slide design and you want to delete it? How do you delete slides in PowerPoint?
To delete a slide in PowerPoint, simply select the slide from slide preview on the left part of your screen. Then, from the options, click “Delete Slide”. You can also press the “Delete” key on your keyboard after selecting the slide from the slide navigation pane.
In this article, I will share with you not just how to delete your slides, but also how to recover slides that you may have accidentally deleted! Plus, you’ll also get to understand everything in a step-by-step manner so that you can implement this in your presentation.
So, let’s get started!
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1. How to Delete a Slide in PowerPoint?
Let’s understand how to delete a in your PowerPoint presentation. This can be achieved in the following 2 easy steps mentioned below –
Step-1: “Right-click” and Select the Slide
The first step to deleting a slide on your PowerPoint presentation is to move your cursor on the slide which you want to remove and “ Right-click ” on it using the mouse of your computer.
Step-2: Click the “Delete Slide” Option
After “ Right clicking ” on the slide, click on the “ Delete Slide ” option from the drop-down menu. It is located in the middle of the menu with an icon of a square with a red ‘x’ mark on it.
1a. How to Delete Slides in PowerPoint on Mac?
Deleting a slide from a PowerPoint presentation is the same on Mac as it is on Windows. Simply follow the two steps described above from your Mac device and you will be able to delete any slide in your PowerPoint presentation.
1b. How to Delete a Slide in PowerPoint without Right-click?
Sometimes, when you have too many slides to delete from time to time, you don’t want to end up using the right-click option as this does take a bit of time. So, to delete a slide in PowerPoint without “ Right-clicking ” the mouse on your computer, you have to use the keyboard instead.
Below is a step-by-step guide of the whole process.
Step-1: Select the slide you want to delete
At first, you have to select the slide you want to delete from the “ Slide Navigation ” bar at the left of your screen. (just the way it is shown in the previous section above)
Step-2: Press the “Delete” button on your keyboard.
Keeping the slide selected in the “ Slide Navigation ” bar, hit the “ Delete ” button on the keyboard of your computer. It is located at the upper right corner of the keyboard right above the “ Backspace ” key.
Alternatively, you can press the “ Backspace ” key on your keyboard which will also delete the slide from your presentation. Furthermore, for Mac users, simply press the “Delete” key since there is no backspace key on Mac.
2. How to Delete Multiple Slides in PowerPoint?
To delete multiple slides in your PowerPoint presentation, you have to use the ‘ Ctrl ” key on your keyboard to select multiple slides at the same time.
Here’s the detailed process to delete multiple slides in PowerPoint –
Step-1: Hold the “Ctrl” key and select all the slides you want to delete.
To delete multiple slides on your PowerPoint presentation, first, hold the “ Ctrl ” key on your keyboard and simply “ Left-click ” on the slides you want to delete to select them together.
Step-2: “Right-click” on one of the slides and press the “Delete Slides” option.
Once you have selected the slides that you want to remove from your PowerPoint presentation, “ Right-click ” on it using the mouse of your computer to open the drop-down menu and click on the “ Delete Slides ” option. However, make sure that the slides remain selected when you right-click (you will see a red border around the selected slides in the slide navigation pane)
Alternatively, you can also press the “Delete” button on your keyboard while. All the selected slides will be deleted instantly.
3. How to Delete Hidden Slides in PowerPoint?
The easiest way delete hidden slides in your PowerPoint presentation is to use the “ Slide Sorter ”. A step-by-step description of the process is given below.
Step-1: Go to the “View” tab on the ribbon.
To access the “ Slide Sorter ” you have to first go to the “ View ” tab on the ribbon of your PowerPoint window. It is the second to last tab on the ribbon.
Step-2: Click on the “Slide Sorter” button
The next step to deleting hidden slides is to click on the “ Slide Sorter ” button which is the third button from the left at the “ Presentation View ” section.
Step-3: Select the hidden slides using the control key
After opening the “ Slide Sorter ” view, select the slide or multiple hidden slides that you want to delete and
Step-4: Right-click and Press the “Delete Slide” option
After you have selected all the hidden slides, simply “ Right-click ” on one of them using the mouse. Then, from the drop-down menu, simply press the “ Delete Slides ” option and all the hidden slides will be deleted from your PowerPoint presentation.
4. How to Delete Unused Master Slides in PowerPoint?
Deleting an unused master slide is quite helpful to reduce the size of you PowerPoint file if it becomes too large. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to delete unused master slides in your PowerPoint presentation:
Step-1: Go to the “View” tab in the ribbon
To access the “ Slide Master Navigation ” bar, at first you have to click on the “ Slide Master ” option located at the “ Master Views ” section in the “ View ” tab of the ribbon.
Step-2: Hover over the slides to see which ones are unused
To see which master slides are unused, hover your cursor over the slides to see which ones have not been used.
Step-3: Select the slide and delete it
Once you have found the master slides that you want to delete, simply “ Right-click ” on one of them and press the “ Delete ” button.
5. How to Recover Deleted Slides in PowerPoint?
To recover deleted slides in PowerPoint, you have to use the “ Undo ” button. Once you have mistakenly deleted a slide in your presentation., click on the icon that looks like a curved arrow directing to the left, which is the “ Undo ” button.
It is located at the top left corner of your PowerPoint software window. By clicking on it, your deleted PowerPoint slide will be recovered. Alternatively, you can press “ Ctrl + Z ” on your keyboard.
Another way of recovering deleted slides is to close the Microsoft PowerPoint application without saving the changes. You can do that by clicking on the ‘ x ’ icon at the top right corner of your screen and selecting the ‘Don’t Save’ option.
Now when you open your PowerPoint file again, you will find that the deleted slide is back to its place!
6. How to Delete a Slide Layout in PowerPoint?
Deleting a slide layout in PowerPoint is just the same as deleting unused master slides. So, you can follow the exact steps mentioned in the section 4 of this article.
However, one thing that you do need to remember is that a slide layout that is being used in one of your PowerPoint presentation slides cannot be deleted.
If you try to delete a layout that is being used the “ Delete Layout ” option will be greyed out indicating that it cannot be deleted (as shown in the image above).
To get around this issue, follow the 5 easy steps given below.
Step-1: Identify the slide using the layout
At first go to the “ Slide Master ” and hover your cursor over the layout that you want to delete. This will show you which of the slides in your PowerPoint presentation are using that layout.
Step-2: Exit Slide Master and go to the specific slide
After finding out which slide is using the layout you want to delete, you have to go back to the “ Slide Navigation ” bar and “ Right-click ” on the slide to open the drop-down menu.
Step-3: Change the layout of the slide
Once you have opened the drop-down menu, go to the “ Layout ” option, and change the layout of the slide to a different style. This will allow you to delete the layout that this slide was previously using.
Step-4: Go back to “Slide Master”
Once you have changed the layout of the slide that was using the layout you want to delete, go back to the “ Slide Master ” option, and “ Right-click ” on the layout. Now you will see that the “ Delete Layout ” button is no longer greyed out.
Step-5: Delete the layout
Finally, select the “ Delete Layout ” option and the layout will be removed from your PowerPoint Presentation.
7. Why Can’t I Delete Slides in PowerPoint?
On some occasions, you may not be able to delete slides. This is an extremely rare occurrence, but it can happen!
The main reason why you may not be able to delete a slide in PowerPoint is that your PowerPoint may have faulty macros in it. Perhaps you may have added a macro command that has bugs. This may create such an issue or prevent you from deleting slides even when the slide is blank with no data in it.
If you have indeed added a macro in your PowerPoint Presentation, it will be saved with a “.pptm” extension instead of a “.pptx” extension.
To solve this issue, all you have to do is save the presentation back as a ‘.pptx’ file, which will essentially kill all the macro commands. Once it is saved as a ‘ .pptx’ , opening it will allow you to delete any slide you want!
Another culprit could perhaps be an add-on that you may have recently added to your PowerPoint application. If so, try disabling or deleting the add-on, restart PowerPoint and try once again to see if you are able to delete the slide.
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How to delete a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint
If you've ever been using PowerPoint and realized there was a slide that needed to be deleted, you may have wondered "How do I delete a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint 365?" Maybe you've googled "How to delete a slide from PowerPoint" and ended up here. Regardless, let us set your mind at ease and show you three ways you can easily delete a slide in PowerPoint.
The first is my preferred method for how to delete a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint is using a mouse. Using your mouse, click on the preview of the slide you wish to delete. Next, right-click on the slide and select "Delete" from the dropdown menu that appears. For extra credit, notice that you can also duplicate the slide, change the layout and much more from this menu!
Keyboard Shortcuts (Quick ways to delete a slide in PowerPoint)
The second way you can delete a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint is by clicking on the slide and simply pressing the "Delete" key on your keyboard. This way works quickly but sometimes feels less intentional, so I tend to veer away from it.
Finally, you can also press the "Backspace" key on your keyboard to delete the slide after you've clicked on the preview.
You can see which slide you have selected by the dark red/orange outline that appears around the preview.
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Method to Delete a Slide in PowerPoint
2023-08-30 19:55:58 • Filed to: PowerPoint Tips and Tricks • Proven solutions
Deleting a slide in PowerPoint is a very simple process if you know how to do it. If you don't, you could end up fussing with the menus and getting frustrated because you can't directly choose the contents of a slide and delete it. That will simply remove the content and leave you with a blank slide, which doesn't really help. In addition, if you've already converted your presentation into a PDF for storage/archiving purposes, you'll need a tool to delete that page without affecting the other pages and content. This article shows you both actions - how to delete a slide in PowerPoint and how to delete a page in PDF with Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor so you're covered under either circumstance.
How to Delete a Slide in PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365
In PowerPoint 2007 and later, including PowerPoint for Office 365, the thumbnail pane can be used to delete one or more slides at a time. Usually visible by default when you're in Normal view mode, the thumbnail pane can be seen on the left side of the screen as a vertical row of slides.
- Open the PPT.
- To remove sequential files, select them with your mouse while holding the Shift key; if they're not sequential, hold down the Ctrl key and click all relevant slides with your mouse in the thumbnail pane and then delete them as shown in the previous step.
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Add, edit, or remove a placeholder on a slide layout
In PowerPoint, a placeholder is a pre-formatted container on a slide for content (text, graphics, or video). The pre-set formatting makes it easier to format slides consistently.
You format a placeholder in Slide Master view. Then you use the placeholder—add content to it—in Normal view.
The pictured slide has two rectangular placeholders:
The (upper) Title placeholder prompts the user for text and formats it in the default Heading font, size, and color
The (lower) Content placeholder accepts text, or a table, chart, SmartArt graphic, picture, or video, as indicated by the clickable icons at its center.
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Change the prompt text in a placeholder
You can change the generic prompt text ("Click to edit ...") for a placeholder.
On the View tab, in the Master Views group, select Slide Master .
In slide master view, in the thumbnail pane, select the layout that you want to revise.
In the main pane, on the layout, select the current prompt text (such as Click to edit text , and then type the text you want to use instead.
When you complete the changes in slide master view, on the Slide Master tab, select Close Master View to return to Normal view.
Tip: Modifications to the slide master and the corresponding slide layouts are temporarily added to the theme that is applied to your presentation. If you apply a different theme, then the slide master changes are discarded. If you want to keep the changes for future use, in the Edit Theme group, click Themes , and then click Save Current Theme .
Resize or reposition a placeholder
On the View tab, click Slide Master .
On the slide layout that you want change, click the placeholder that you want to change, and then do one of the following:
On the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View .
In Normal View, in the thumbnail pane, select all the slides that use the slide layout you just revised.
To select multiple slides, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click each slide.
On the Home tab, click Layout , and then select the layout that contains the placeholders that you just changed.
This step finalizes the placeholder change by reapplying the changed slide layout to an actual slide.
Add a placeholder to a slide layout
Placeholders can only be added to slide layouts, not individual slides in a presentation. If you haven't worked with slide layouts, check out What is a slide layout? and What is a slide master? to learn more before reading on.
In the left thumbnail pane, click the slide layout that you want to add one or more placeholders to.
On the Slide Master tab, click Insert Placeholder , and then click the type of placeholder that you want to add.
Click a location on the slide layout, and then drag to draw the placeholder. You can add as many placeholders as you like.
If you add a text placeholder, you can customize the prompt text ("Click to edit ...") that appears in it:
Select the default text in the placeholder, and replace it with your own prompt text.
Switch to the Home tab to format the prompt text as you want it to appear.
With the text selected, you can change the Font or Font Size . If an unwanted bullet appears before your custom prompt text, in the Paragraph group, click the down arrow next to Bullets , and then click None .
When you're done, on the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View .
(To select multiple slides, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click each slide.)
Remove a placeholder
We recommend that you don't remove a placeholder from a pre-built slide layout. If you want to make a change like that, duplicate that layout, give it a distinct name, and then edit that copy.
In the left thumbnail pane, click the slide layout that you want to revise.
Select the placeholder on the layout, then press the Delete key.
The following is an example of a built-in slide layout that contains a title text placeholder, two subtitle text placeholders, and two placeholders to which you can add body text, a table, chart, SmartArt graphic, picture, or a movie or sound clip.
You can add placeholders anywhere on a slide layout and add custom prompt text to prompt your users to enter a certain type of content. You can also customize the text for more specific prompts.
Important: If you revise a slide layout after you've already created some slides that use that layout, you must reapply the layout to the slides. See "Apply the updates so that they appear on your slides" in the article, Edit and re-apply a slide layout .
On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Slide Master .
In the pane that contains the slide masters and layouts, click the layout that you want to add one or more placeholders to.
On the Slide Master tab, in the Master Layout group, click Insert Placeholder , and then click the type of placeholder that you want.
Click a location on the layout, and then drag to draw the placeholder.
If you add a text placeholder, you can add custom text.
Highlight the default text in the placeholder, and replace it with your own prompt text.
Note: If an unwanted bullet appears before your custom prompt text, click the Home tab, and in the Paragraph group, click the down arrow next to Bullets , and then click None .
To add more placeholders to a layout, repeat steps 2 through 4.
Note: When you add placeholders to a layout, if the content in those placeholders changes the layout's purpose, you may also want to rename the layout. To do so, right-click the slide layout thumbnail, click Rename Layout , type a new name, and then click Rename .
On the Slide Master tab, in the Close group, click Close Master View to return to Normal view.
In the slide thumbnail list, select the slide that you want to re-apply the layout with the newly-added placeholders to.
On the Home tab, in the Slides group, click Layout , and then click the revised layout.
Note: For more information about layouts, see Create a new custom layout .
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You can replace the generic prompt text ("Click to edit ...") for a placeholder.
On the View menu, point to Master Views , and then click Slide Master .
In slide master view, click the first slide layout below the slide master in the navigation pane. (Slide layouts are below the slide master, which is the first item in the navigation pane.)
Select the text Click to edit Master title style , and then type the custom text you'd like to replace it with.
When you complete the changes in Slide Master view, on the Slide Master tab, click Close Master to return to Normal (editing) view.
To select multiple slides, press and hold the Command key ⌘, and then click each slide.
Add placeholders to a slide layout
Placeholders are boxes on a slide layout that you click to add content when you're creating your slides. In slide master view, you can add placeholders to a new slide layout, or change the look of an existing slide layout.
On the View menu, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master .
In the navigation pane, click the slide layout that you want to change. Slide layouts are below the slide master, which is the top slide in the navigation pane.
In the Master Layout group, click the arrow next to Insert Placeholder , and then click the type of placeholder you want to insert. Options are for Content , Content (Vertical) , Text , Text (Vertical) , Picture , Chart , Table , SmartArt , Media , and Online Image .
On the slide, drag your cursor to draw the placeholder on the slide.
Do any of the following:
When you complete the changes in slide master view, on the Slide Master tab, click Close Master to return to normal view.
(To select multiple slides, press and hold the Command key ⌘, and then click each slide.)
Remove footer elements from a slide layout
The footer placeholders are included by default when you add a new slide layout. The footer is made up of three elements: date and time, footer text, and slide number. The formatting, size, and position of the footer placeholders are inherited from the footer elements on the slide master, except if you edit the footer placeholder directly on the slide layout.
Important: Even if the footer elements are represented on the slide master and slide layouts in slide master view, you must turn them on before they can appear on the slides of your presentation. To turn on headers and footers, click the Insert menu, and then click Header and Footer .
In the Slide Master tab, in the Master Layout , clear the Footers check box.
When you complete the changes in slide master view, on the message bar click Close Master to return to normal view.
Placeholders are boxes on a slide layout that you click to add content when you're creating a presentation. In slide master view, you can add placeholders to a new slide layout, or change the look of an existing slide layout.
On the View menu, point to Master , and then click Slide Master .
Click the Slide Master tab, and then under Edit Layout , do any of the following:
Tip: Modifications to the slide master and the corresponding slide layouts are temporarily added to the theme that is applied to your presentation. If you apply a different theme, then the slide master changes are discarded. If you want to keep the changes for future use, on the Themes tab, under Themes , click Save Theme .
Replace the prompt text in a placeholder
If you are creating a template and want to provide specific instructions for what content should be added to a placeholder on a slide, you can replace the prompt text in slide master view. In the following example "Click to add project title" replaces the default prompt text in a title placeholder.
In slide master view, click the first slide layout below the slide master in the navigation pane. Slide layouts are below the slide master which is the top slide in the navigation pane.
To replace the placeholder text, select the text Click to edit Master title style , and then type or paste the custom text, Click to add project title .
The placeholder text changes to Click to add project title , and you see this new prompt text in the placeholder when you return to normal view.
Click the Slide Master tab, and then under Edit Layout , clear the Allow Footers check box.
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Powerpoint remove style tips next to slide
I'm using a corporate powerpoint template (custom built for the company I work for), and on every slide there are lots of tips displayed next to the slides. These are general styling tips to make sure everyone is using the same consistent styling across presentations.
I would like to remove these tips for a presentation, because it distracts me.
I was able to remove most tips when going to View > Master Views > Slide Master and removing the tips by clicking on them and pressing delete, but there are a couple of tips left that I cannot remove this way. For example:
How do I get rid of (or toggle on/off) these tips on all slides?
- 1 Please check if Why can't I select and change the text in the footer? helps. – Herb Gu _ MSFT Dec 10, 2019 at 10:10
- 1 When you choose View | Slide Master, it takes you to the layout that the current slide is based on. The layout may also be inheriting shapes from the main master that it's based on; after removing the shapes from the layout, scroll up to the slide that the layout is indented under and check for add'l shapes there. – Steve Rindsberg Dec 18, 2019 at 16:18
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How do I remove cameo from all slides in my power point presentation
I just want to remove cameo on every slide without being forced to do it one by one.
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Upon reading the description you have posted, it seems that you have an issue with Microsoft 365 wherein you want to know how you can properly remove all of the cameos on your PowerPoint presentation all at once.
We understand, that you are trying to look for an easy way to finish your work. As soon as possible, that is why we will do our best to provide you with the best possible options that you can try. So you can achieve what you want with your PowerPoint presentation.
Right now, here are some steps we would like you to try. On how you can remove the cameo from all of your slides in your PowerPoint presentation:
2. Click on "Slide Master" in the "Master Views" section.
3. In the slide master view, locate the slide layout that has the cameo you want to remove.
4. Click on the cameo to select it.
5. Press the "Delete" key on your keyboard to remove the cameo from the slide layout.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for any other slide layouts that have the cameo.
7. Once you have removed the cameo from all slide layouts, click on "Close Master View" in the "Close" section of the "Slide Master" tab.
This will remove the cameo from all slides in your PowerPoint presentation that use the slide layouts you edited in the slide master view.
Let me know if this helps,
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No, there were no cameo symbol on slide masters. So I could not follow your suggestion. I only see the cameo symbol on Normal view where I work with my slides. So I still have to remove the cameo symbol on each slide.
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We are very sorry for the late response, right now we would like you to kindly please provide a screenshot of the problem. In order for us to further investigate about this matter.
I did not have time to wait, I had a deadline. So I did it manually to solve the problem. But for the future, the problem still exists. I started with a cameo window on slide no 1. Then next slide, I wanted to try to put the cameo windom somewhere else on slide 2, just to see what it looked like. Did the same - a manual cameo window - on slide 3-10. Sometimes you want to bee seen by the webcam in a special way when you start your presentation and then later on, just with a small view somewhere in a corner of a slide during the presentation.
But then if you change your mind, you want ro remove them all easly in one step, I couldnt find an easy way. I hade to remove the cameo windows on each slide one by one on every slide. Its rather easy when you have only a few slides, but if you have many slides it takes too much time.
We are very pleased to know that you have found an alternative solution to your current concern.
We understand, how convenient it would be if there's a way to remove all the cameos on all of your slides. So that you can work more faster.
For now, it would be best if you provided a feedback about this matter. In order for our developers to get notified and apply the feature that you want in the next upcoming updates.
The quickest route to get your comments to our developers’ ears is right from within any Microsoft 365 app. They read customer feedback daily.
From your app, go to Help > Feedback .
From your app, go to File > Feedback .
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Hope this helps,
I have looked at all slide masters and the Cameo window does not show therefore I cannot delete it. I need another way this deck has over 200 slides. A strong warning should be issued on Cameo not to use insert to all slides until this is more easily resolved.
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PPT treats cameos as though they're pictures. This will delete all the pictures, cameos included, so if you have ONLY cameos, no pictures, you're good to go.
this does not help IF you have other pictures within the 365 presentation that you want to remain. If R clicking there is option to apply to all slides but you cannot click delete and apply to all slides simultaneously.
Great tool, but not for all of us.
Yes I have the same problem. Can't just remove all cameos all at once. I clicked on Cameo by mistake now all 50 slides have the cameo on each. I have to now go to each slide and remove one by one. This was done in Normal mode not slide master mode. So the master does no good. Please find a fix for this. It's super annoying and not the first time I'd done that. Thanks
Thank you. Exactly what I have experienced. Lets hope for a solution without delay.
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Learn how to create a summary slide that you can add to the end of a presentation to support a Q&A session with your audience using older stand-alone versions of PowerPoint and Microsoft 365.
Adding a summary slide to the end of a PowerPoint presentation is a good idea. That way, you can review items with your audience at the end of the presentation. The presenter controls what items make it to the summary slide and can even use each item on the slide to quickly return to the previous slide(s).
How to create a summary slide in PowerPoint
How to hyperlink summary items, how to insert a zoom summary slide in microsoft 365.
If you’re using an older version of PowerPoint (pre-Microsoft 365), you can create a summary slide as follows:
1. Select all of the slides you want to summarize in Slide Sorter view. Click the first slide, then press and hold the Ctrl key as you click the remaining slides ( Figure A ).
2. Click Summary Slide on the Outlining toolbar.
3. PowerPoint inserts the summary slide before the slides, so be sure to drag it to the end of the presentation.
When you’re done with the presentation, you can click to the summary slide for a brief period of questions and answers, if appropriate.
SEE: Spice up your presentation by adding multiple flashing stars in a PowerPoint slide .
If that’s the end of things, then the simple summary slide is adequate. However, you might want to display the original slides again as you answer questions from the audience. If that’s a possibility, hyperlink the summary items to their respective slides as follows:
1. Select the item on the summary slide.
2. Choose Hyperlink from the Insert menu.
3. Click Place In This Document in the left pane.
4. Identify the slide ( Figure B ).
5. Click OK.
You don’t have to hyperlink the items on the summary slide, but doing so lets you return to the original slide(s) with a quick click. You’ll probably want to add hyperlinks on each slide for the return trip to the summary slide.
SEE: Here’s how to tone down a busy picture using Merge in Microsoft PowerPoint .
If you’re using Microsoft 365, adding a summary slide is easier. Thanks to the Zoom feature, PowerPoint will generate a summary slide, but how you use it differs a bit from the older summary slide. There are no hyperlinks per se; clicking a thumbnail will zoom in on the original slide.
Let’s create a summary slide that includes the same slides 1, 3 and 5 using the Zoom feature:
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. In the Links group, choose Summary Zoom from the Zoom dropdown ( Figure C ).
3. In the resulting pane, click slides 1, 3 and 5 ( Figure D ). If you select slides before starting this process, they will already be selected.
4. Click Insert.
Figure E shows the resulting summary slide, which includes thumbnails of slides 1, 3 and 5. PowerPoint displays the summary slide at the beginning of the presentation, so remember to drag it to the end.
How to use the Zoom summary slide
To use the summary slide, simply click any thumbnail to zoom in on that slide. You’re not actually moving to that slide. What happens with the next click is where sections matter.
In Figure C , you can see two dimmed options. Section Slide is dimmed because the current presentation has no sections. When you apply the Zoom summary slide, PowerPoint automatically divides your slides into sections. How you intend to use the summary slide will determine whether you keep the new sections. The Zoom feature works well with sections, but they’re not required.
SEE: Create a moving arrow in Microsoft PowerPoint to gently guide the presentation from point to point.
If the presentation has sections, the second click will zoom in on the section slide in that section. Each subsequent click will display the next slide in the section until you reach the end of the section. Once you’ve reached that point, a click will return the presentation to the summary slide.
If the presentation doesn’t use sections or the section has only one slide, the first click zooms in on the appropriate slide. The second click returns you to the summary slide.
How to remove a section
There’s no way to stop PowerPoint from adding sections once you implement the Zoom slide feature. Fortunately, removing the sections is easy:
1. Right-click the section item.
2. Choose Remove Section ( Figure F ).
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Sharing slides as a Virtual Background
While you can share PowerPoint presentations or share Keynote presentations in meetings, you can also share your presentation as a Virtual Background for an immersive sharing experience. Sharing your slides as a Virtual Background allows your participants to view your video imposed directly on the screen share. It also allows you to manage your presentation directly from within the Zoom meeting controls.
Note : Sound, transitions, or animations embedded in slides are not supported.
If the presenter records the meeting locally , the recording will also have the video embedded on top of the slides. If the host or another participant records the meeting locally, they must be on at least 5.2.0 or higher for the video to be embedded on the slides. If they are on any version older than 5.2.0 or record to the cloud , the recording will record the slides and video as a normal screen share recording.
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- Windows: 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
- macOS: 5.2.0 (42634.0805) ] or higher
- System meets the requirements for Virtual Background
- PowerPoint or Keynote (macOS only) installed locally
- Windows: 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
- macOS: 5.2.0 (42634.0805) or higher
- Linux: 5.2.0 (440215.0803) or higher
- Android: 5.2.0 (42588.0803) or higher
- iOS: 5.2.0 or higher
Note : If a participant is on a version lower than what is stated above or joining from the Web client, a Zoom Room, or 3rd party endpoint, they will view the slides as a normal screen share, and the presenter's video will not be imposed over the slides.
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To reposition or change the size of your video:
- Click Resize My Video .
If you want to stop imposing your video on top of the slides and have it sent as a separate video feed: