Configure Hidden Slicers
When a slicer is added to one slide, that slicer is automatically added as a hidden slicer to the slicer panel when you navigate to another slide in the presentation. This allows you to add an interaction from a slicer on one slide, to a visualization on another slide.
You can also use the Hide function to move a slicer from the slide to the hidden slicer panel, so that it won't appear on any slide in the presentation. To achieve this, right click on the slicer and select 'Hide on this slide'. The slicer be removed from the slide and added to the Slicer panel.
If you have multiple instances of the same slicer, across different slides, only the selected instance will be hidden; any other instances will be unaffected.
Un-hide a Hidden Slicer
You may want to move a hidden slicer to the slide, rather than leave it in the hidden slicer panel. To do this, simply drag the hidden slicer from the slicer panel onto the slide. Drop the slicer onto the slide, and configure it as usual.
Here, a slicer (green highlight below), was added to the first slide in the presentation and interaction was added between the slicer and the grid on the same slide. When Slide 1 is selected from the Slides panel (blue arrow), the Slicers panel is empty (red highlight).
However, when Slide 2 is selected (blue arrow below) the Country slicer from Slide 1 appears in the Slicers panel (red highlight).
If required, you can add an interaction directly from the slicer in the Slicers panel to the visual on the selected slide. Adding an interaction in this way will create a hidden slicer when the presentation is rendered in runtime.
Alternatively, add the slicer to the selected slide by dragging it from the Slicers panel and dropping onto the slide:
If the slicer is hidden, when the presentation is launched in runtime, the hidden slicer will be rendered in the Presentation Menu, rather than on the slide.
Turn off Hidden Slicers
Hidden slicers are enabled for each slide by default, and they appear in the Presentation whether or not any interactions have been set. You can turn off a hidden slicer by deselecting it from the Slicers panel while the relevant slide is selected; in this scenario, the hidden slicer will not be rendered for the given slide when the presentation is launched in runtime.
Here, the selected slide contains a grid that shares an interaction with the hidden slicer:
The second slide does not contain any interactions with the slicer:
However, when the presentation is launched in runtime, the hidden slicer appears on Slide 2, even though it has no interactions with any visuals there:
To stop the hidden slicer from being rendered for the slide, navigate to Slide 2 in edit mode, and deselect the slicer from the Slicers panel. Now the slicer will be rendered for Slide 1, but not for Slide 2.
Edit Hidden Slicer Preferences
From the Slicers panel, you can:
- Turn off all hidden slicers by unchecking the 'Show all slicers option' (red arrow below); all slicers will be turned off for the currently selected slide.
- Turn off a hidden slicer by unchecking it (blue arrow below); the slicer will be turned off for the currently selected slide.
- Right click on a hidden slicer to open its context menu (green highlight below) dialog, from which you can open the Slicer Settings panel, Actions panel, detach the slicer, or delete the slicer.
Reorder Hidden Slicers
To change the order of hidden slicers visible from the runtime Presentation Menu, go to the Slicers panel. Hover over the move icon left of the checkbox (red highlight below), click and drag the slicer to the required position.
The new slicer order will be reflected in runtime.