Hide background graphics on a slide

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  1. Select the slide that has the background graphics that you want to hide.

  2. PowerPoint for Mac 2011: On the Themes tab, under Theme Options, click Background, and then click Hide Background Graphics.

    Themes tab, Theme Options group

    Newer versions of PowerPoint for macOS: On the Design tab, in Customize, click Format Background, and then select the Hide Background Graphics check box.

    Screenshot shows the Customize group with the options for Slide Size and Format Background.

See also

Use a picture as a slide background

Change slide backgrounds

Add background graphics or transparent pictures (watermarks) to your slides in PowerPoint for Mac

Remove a background graphic or watermark from your slides in PowerPoint for Mac

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