Spicing up your PowerPoint document is important if you want to deliver a quality presentation that impresses whoever is watching. One of the ways to do this is to hide information that you do not want to reveal right away for a better impact later. The question is, can this be done in Microsoft PowerPoint, and if so, how? Well, it is possible to hide text in PowerPoint, and we know exactly how to get it done. As per usual, we are going to explain everything one needs to know.
How to hide text in PowerPoint and click to reveal it
Now, we should point out there are multiple ways to accomplish this task. Users can choose to reveal text whenever anywhere in the document is clicked. Or one could simply reveal text whenever a shape is clicked. The choice is yours as to which one is best for your particular presentation.
- Hide text in PowerPoint until you click anywhere
- Hide text in PowerPoint until a shape is clicked
1] Hide text in PowerPoint until you click anywhere
It’s very easy to create a system that reveals text in a PowerPoint document whenever anywhere is clicked, so let us explain how right now.
- Launch Microsoft PowerPoint by clicking on the available shortcut.
- From there, you now want to open a document. It can be blank or pre-made.
- Click on the Insert tab.
- From the Ribbon area, select New Slide.
- Choose the option that reads, Blank.
- From the Insert area still, please click on Text Box.
- Create a text box on the newly created slide.
- From within the text box, you now want to add the relevant text.
- Highlight a single line of text or all.
- Select the Animations tab.
- You now want to click on Appear or any other animation type you view as best.
- A number should now appear on your slide, which is to indicate the order of animations.
- Repeat the process with other lines of text you want hidden.
- You can now go ahead and run your slide show.
Whenever you click anywhere in the document during your presentation, the hidden text will appear. If you have a list of text, you will have to click more than once to have them revealed.
2] Hide text in PowerPoint until a shape is clicked
This method is similar to the one above, but instead of clicking anywhere, you will have to click on a shape to reveal hidden text during a presentation.
- Open Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Go into a new document or one that has already been created.
- Select the Insert tab.
- Click on New Slide from the Ribbon area.
- Click on Blank.
- Stay on the Insert tab then look for Text Box.
- Select the Text Box option right away.
- Create a text box using the mouse.
- Enter text into the text box by clicking on it.
- From the same Insert tab, click on Shapes.
- Choose your preferred shape from the list of options.
- Position the shape in your slide.
- Highlight a single section of the text you want to hide or all.
- Click on Animations.
- Select the Appear option or any other.
- From under the Animations section, please select Trigger.
- Click on the name of the shape you want to click to reveal hidden text.
- Ensure a lightning symbol appears next to the shape because it implies it is an animation trigger.
- Begin your slideshow when you’re ready.
- When the slide is active, only the shapes are available.
- Click the shape to reveal the hidden text field.
As you can tell, this was super easy to get done. If you have any problems then be sure to contact us and we will try our best to help.
How do I hide text before an Animation in PowerPoint?
First, you must click on the object you want to hide before the animation. From there, navigate to the Animations tab, then choose the type of animation effect you want to use from the list of options. We suggest choosing any of the Entrance animations such as Appear, Fade, Fly-In, etc.
How do you cover text in PowerPoint?
A lot of users want to know how to cover text in Microsoft PowerPoint, a task that is simple enough. To do it, click on the Insert tab, then select Text Box. Draw your text box then go to Format Shape. Now, from the new text box context menu, you need to select Solid Fill. Choose a color, and that’s it, you’re done.