So you designed a presentation using a ‘hidden’ graphic to identify the hidden slides during review. Then during the show you manually enter the slide number to show the hidden slide. Now the audience sees the slide AND the full slide ‘hidden’ graphic – oops.

In this case all can work out with a little custom animation. Here is our example slide:

The animation for this slide has both lines of text with animated entrances:

The solution is first to apply an Exit animation to the hidden image. I use EXIT >> DISAPPEAR >> WITH PREVIOUS.
The second step is to make this the first animation in the sequence.

Now you have added a custom graphic that makes it easy to identify which slides are hidden – in slide sorter and printouts. The slide can also be used during a presentation, because the hidden graphic is never shown in slide show mode!

– Troy @ TLC