Hiding text in PowerPoint allows you to reveal when it will have the biggest impact. Learn how to hide text until you click PowerPoint.
A well-prepared PowerPoint document can make or break a presentation.
You may have some information that you do not want to disclose immediately, so it may have a greater impact when it is finally displayed. It’s easy to do this by hiding the text until you click on a slide or shape.
Here’s how to hide text until you click PowerPoint.
How to hide text up to any click in PowerPoint
If you want the text to appear when you click anywhere on the PowerPoint slide, then it’s quick and easy to set up.
To hide any text in PowerPoint:
- Open the PowerPoint document and click Enter the menu.
- Click on New slide.
- Select naked or one of the other presets.
- Still in Enter menu, click Text box.
- Drag a text box to the slide.
- Click in the text box and enter your text. The text tools can be found below The home the menu.
- Highlight the first section of text you want to hide, or the entire text if you want everything to appear at once.
- Click on Animations the menu.
- Click on Appear or choose one of the other animation types.
- You will see a number that will appear on the slide, indicating the order of the animations.
- Repeat the process with any other text you want to hide.
- Run the slide show by clicking Slide show menu and clicking Play from the beginning. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut F5 on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Enter on Mac.
- Your slide will appear blank first. Each time you click on it, the following hidden text section will appear.
How to hide text until a shape is clicked in PowerPoint
With the above method, hidden text will always appear in the same order, no matter where you click the slide. If you want to control the order in which the text appears during the presentation, you can use the PowerPoint triggers. This allows different text to appear depending on where you click.
To use triggers to make hidden text appear in PowerPoint:
- Open a PowerPoint document and click Enter.
- Click on New slide.
- Click on naked or select one of the other preset slides.
- In the Enter menu, click Text box.
- Drag a text box.
- Click in the text box and enter your text.
- In the Enter menu, click shapes.
- Select your shape.
- Drag your shape and slide it.
- You can use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V on Windows or Cmd + C and Cmd + V on Mac to copy and paste the shape as many times as you like.
- Highlight one of the text sections that you want to hide.
- Click on Animations.
- Click on Appear or select another animation.
- In the Animations menu, click Trigger.
- Put it on top On Click Of and select the name of the shape you want to click to make the text appear.
- A flash symbol will appear next to this shape, indicating that it is an animation trigger.
- Repeat steps 11-16 with any other sections of text that you want to hide.
- Start the slide show by clicking Slide show menu and clicking Play from the beginning.
- When the slide first appears, only the shapes will be visible.
- Click one of the shapes to make the associated text appear. The order in which you click on shapes is the order in which the text appears.
- Be careful not to click anywhere else on the slide, as this will cause the slide show to move to the next slide.
Leverage the power of PowerPoint
Knowing how to hide text until you click PowerPoint is just one of the many things you can do to make your PowerPoint presentations more impressive.
Learning how to use slide shows in PowerPoint can make your presentations more appealing, as long as you don’t overdo it! You can also add videos to a PowerPoint to give them more visual impact.
Once you’ve created it, you can stream PowerPoint online, which is great for remote presentations.