I do not have duplicate slides, just duplicate TITLES...5 PPslides with the title "Basics" and when Presenter generates these slides, they appear in the outline tab as:
It just looks bad...Each of these slides has very different information, so none of them will be "hidden"...I just want their titles hidden
Since this has taken a few emails to explain, I don't think it can be done, which in my opinioin is a HUGE design flaw!!!
to be clear:
-- you are talking about the 'outline' tab in the side bar, correct?
-- the behavior you describe, if the above is true, is by design, and can be affected in the three ways i described before
-- as for being a design flaw -- it is absolutely NOT a flaw. there is never a good reason to hide included content from the end user, forcing them to guess, or just plain miss, how to navigate to their desired location. if this were a quiz, and showing slides depended on accurate responses, then you'd need that flow, but for a presentation, especially using Presenter, which allows thumbnail view, notes, search, etc... why would you hide something?
-- i would simply set the navigation name (as appropriate to the different information) and have done with it. IMO, it doesn't look bad, it looks complete. if you've got 25 slides, and only 5 titles showing, it appears misleading.