How to Remove Gridlines in PowerPoint Slide

Did you notice gridlines inside the presentation slide?

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On some occasions, these gridlines can appear without the user change PowerPoint’s setting. Don’t worry, gridlines you just see doesn’t affect the slide when it is being presented.

Gridlines supposed to help users create a presentation slide with a higher precision level. However, if you are not a fan of it, you can remove gridlines easily.

INFO: The following screenshots are based on PowerPoint 365 version 1902 (Build 11328.20480). Other PowerPoint versions may have a different look. However, I’m pretty sure the overall interface still the same.

Time Needed : 1 minutes

In the guide below, you will learn how to remove gridlines in the PowerPoint when editing the slide.

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  1. Launch PowerPoint and go to the View menu.

  2. Remove the checkmark from Gridlines.

  3. Now, the PowerPoint slide is clear from those annoying gridlines.

Tools
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Materials
  • Gridlines

This setting will remain permanently unless you decide to use the gridlines again.

Although you don’t need this feature right now, gridlines are very useful for positioning an image or object. A geometrical shape also would be easier to make if you let the gridlines option enabled. After all, gridlines are not showing when you run the presentation.

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