Hide Sound Icon on PowerPoint Slideshows

Hide sound icon on PowerPoint slide using Effect Options

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Many PowerPoint slideshows play with accompanying sounds or music that starts automatically, either for the whole slideshow or when one slide is shown. If you think that the sound icon on the slide will distract your audience, hide it during your show.

Instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007; PowerPoint for Office 365, and PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

Hide the Slide Icon in PowerPoint for Windows

  1. Select the audio clip icon on the slide.

  2. Under Audio Tools, select Playback. In PowerPoint 2007, under Sound Tools, select Options.

  3. Select Hide During Show.

    PowerPoint slide showing the Audio Playback tools
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  4. To test your presentation, go to Slide Show.

  5. Select From Beginning or press F5 to start the slideshow.

  6. The sound icon is invisible during your presentation.

Hide the Slide Icon in PowerPoint for Mac 2016

  1. Select the audio clip icon.

  2. Go to Playback and select Hide During Show.