How to Remove Metadata from a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

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In Brief...

Check your PowerPoint presentation for hidden information, known as metadata, and remove it in just a few simple steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Select the File menu tab, and in Backstage view, select Info if it is not already selected.

  2. Select Check for Issues and then select Inspect Document.
    Inspect Document

  3. If the Document Inspector prompts you to save your document, click Yes.
    Document Inspector Prompt

  4. In the Document Inspector dialog box, select or deselect options to check, and click Inspect.
    Document Inspector Dialog Box

  5. The Document Inspector runs, and returns information about metadata that may be in the presentation, along with options to remove the information, reinspect, and/or close the Document Inspector.
    Returned Information

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.