How to Enable or Disable the “End with black slide” Option in PowerPoint Options?
Do these steps to turn on or off the “End with black slide” option using PowerPoint Options:-
Step 1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Step 2. Tap on the File menu.
Step 3. Pick Options in the left sidebar.
Step 4. Switch to the Advanced tab.
Step 5. Check (to enable) or uncheck (to disable) End with the black slide option under the section “Slide show.”
Step 6. Hit OK.
How to Allow or Disallow PowerPoint Presentation Ending with a Black Slide using Local Group Policy Editor?
Do these steps to show or hide a PowerPoint presentation ending with a black slide through Local Group Policy Editor:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 > PowerPoint Options > Advanced
Step 3. Double-click on the policy name End with a black slide on the right side of the “Advanced” folder.
Step 4. Choose Enabled (to allow black slide) or Disabled (to disallow black slide).
Step 5. Hit the Apply button.
Step 6. Press the OK button.
Step 7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.
How to Show or Hide PowerPoint Presentation Ending with a Black Slide Using Registry Editor?
Do these steps to turn on or off PowerPoint presentation ending with a black slide through Registry Editor:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor on your Windows 11 or 10 PC.
Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Right-click on the 16.0 folder to pick New > Key.
Step 4. Name the new key PowerPoint.
Step 5. Right-click on the PowerPoint folder to select New > Key.
Step 6. Name the new key as options.
Step 7. Then, right-click on the options folder to pick New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 8. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as ssendonblankslide.
Step 9. Double-click on the ssendonblankslide REG_DWORD to set its “Value data” to the following:-
- 0: Block displaying blank slides at the end of the PowerPoint presentation.
- 1: Allow displaying blank slides at the end of the PowerPoint presentation.
Step 10. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.
The above instructions elucidate three distinct methods for managing the “End with black slide” setting in Microsoft PowerPoint. The first method delves into the native PowerPoint Options, suitable for direct application-level settings. The second method outlines the use of the Local Group Policy Editor, typically harnessed by IT administrators for policy-level changes across the system or organization. Lastly, the third approach details the Registry Editor steps, an advanced tactic reserved for proficient users to manipulate system-level configurations. Always ensure to backup your data and settings before making changes, especially when using the Registry Editor.