There is no doubt that design themes make your presentation slides look elegant. However, when you want to add certain graphics to your slides, the background doesn’t look appropriate. In such cases you may want to remove background from such slides as shown below:
In this article, you will find a few useful ways to hide background for a slide in your slide deck.
The simplest solution is to add a large white rectangle with no outline to cover the entire slide. Once you draw the rectangle you can ‘send it back’. Now, you no longer have to bother about the background design.
The idea works fine as long as you are the only user of the slide deck. If you share the deck with others, they may accidentally move the white shape and the slide looks clumsy. Also, if you have elements like disclaimer or corporate logo in the background these will get hidden too.
What is the way out?
Many design themes are built using just the graphic elements. Take a look at the following example:
You can turn them off for certain slides by using ‘Hide Background Graphics’ option. For this, right click on the slide and go to ‘Format Background’ option. Check the box next to ‘Hide background graphics’ as shown below:
Your slide will have a plain white background.
However, certain themes have a combination of graphic elements that can be turned off and background graphic that can’t be turned off as shown below:
If your design theme has this issue, here is the way to overcome the problem:
Go to View -> Slide Master and create Duplicate slide master.
In the duplicate master, remove all the design elements and add a white rectangle to hide the background if need be.
Now for a specific slide, when you want to change the layout – you will find that the layout from the second master are also displayed for your selection:
Apply the layout with plain background and the problem is solved.
Using the right Design theme and knowing how to hide background for certain slides is one way to make your slides look professional. Another way is to use high quality graphics and diagrams for your business presentations.
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