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Hiding PowerPoint 2007 Background Graphics for Printing

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Hide PowerPoint 2007 Background Graphics to Make Clear Printouts
Hide PowerPoint background graphics on slides

Hide PowerPoint background graphics on slides

© Wendy Russell

Using a design theme can add an attractive appeal to your presentation. However, for printing purposes, often the background graphics that look so good onscreen, hinder the readability of the slides on the handouts.

It is a simple procedure to hide the background graphics on PowerPoint slides.

The option to hide the background graphics is located at the right end of the Design tab of the ribbon.

Options
  • To hide the background graphics for the current slide:
    1. Check the box beside Hide Background Graphics.
    2. The background graphics will be hidden from view on this slide only.
  • To hide the background graphics for several or all slides:
    1. In the Slides/Outline pane at the left of the PowerPoint screen you will see thumbnail versions of all the slides.
    2. Hold the Ctrl key while you click on the thumbnail slides for which you want to hide the background graphics.
    3. Check the box beside Hide Background Graphics.
    4. The background graphics will be hidden from view for all of the selected slides.

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