How to Hide Sound Icon on PowerPoint 2007 Slideshows

Play Sound or Music But Hide the Sound Symbol from View

Hide sound icon on PowerPoint slide using Effect Options
Hide sound icon on PowerPoint slide using Effect Options. © Wendy Russell

Many PowerPoint slide shows play with accompanying sounds or music that starts automatically, either for the whole slideshow or just when one slide is shown. However, you don't want to show the sound icon on the slide and you may have forgotten to select the option to hide the sound icon during the show.

Method One: Hide Sound Icon Using Effect Options

  1. Click once on the sound icon on the slide to select it.
  1. Click on the Animations tab of the ribbon.
  2. In the Custom Animations task pane, on the right side of the screen, the sound file should be selected. Click the drop-down arrow next to the sound file name.
  3. Choose Effect Options... from the drop-down list.
  4. On the Sound Settings tab of the Play Sound dialog box, choose the option to Hide sound icon during slideshow
  5. Click OK.
  6. Use the keyboard shortcut F5 to test the slideshow and see that the sound starts, but the sound icon is not present on the slide.

Method Two -(Easier): Hide Sound Icon Using the Ribbon

  1. Click once on the sound icon on the slide to select it. This activates the Sound Tools button, above the ribbon.
  2. Click on the Sound Tools button.
  3. Check the option for Hide During Show
  4. Press the F5 key to test the slideshow and see that the sound starts, but the sound icon is not present on the slide.

Method Three - (Easiest): Hide Sound Icon By Dragging

  1. Click once on the sound icon on the slide to select it.
  1. Drag the sound icon off the slide to the "scratch area" around the slide.
  2. Press the F5 key to test the slideshow and see that the sound starts, but the sound icon is not present on the slide.
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Russell, Wendy. "How to Hide Sound Icon on PowerPoint 2007 Slideshows." ThoughtCo, Jan. 12, 2018, thoughtco.com/hide-sound-icon-on-powerpoint-slides-2767122. Russell, Wendy. (2018, January 12). How to Hide Sound Icon on PowerPoint 2007 Slideshows. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/hide-sound-icon-on-powerpoint-slides-2767122 Russell, Wendy. "How to Hide Sound Icon on PowerPoint 2007 Slideshows." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/hide-sound-icon-on-powerpoint-slides-2767122 (accessed January 19, 2018).