Avoid unintentionally distributing hidden information, such as the presentation's author, hidden slides and off-slide content, or the names that are associated with comments and annotations.

Use the Document Inspector to Remove Hidden Data

To open the Document Inspector, click File > Info > Check for Issues > Inspect Document.  The PowerPoint Document Inspection window shown below opens up.

Document inspector window

Click Inspect to identify hidden content, and click Remove All to remove the item of your choice.

Review the inspection results.


After you have completed these steps, save the document, and it will no longer contain the items you have removed.

Edit Document Properties, and Personal Information

To selectively edit or remove data, click File > Info > PropertiesClick Show All Properties. Delete or edit information.

Document properties show on the Info tab.

Remove Comments

Reviewers can add comments to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Typically, comments contain the name of the person who created them, so that you can tell who wrote them. All comments can be removed by using the Document inspector, as outlined above.

View comments and delete selectively or modify

Remove Hidden Slides


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