PowerPoint Slide Number

This PowerPoint Slide Number tutorial explains how to place a slide number on all of the slides in your presentation, and then how to change the formatting for the slide numbers.

You can easily insert numbers on your PowerPoint slides to make them easier for audience members to reference. You may already be accustomed to placing page numbers on Slide, Handout, and Notes pages so that anyone following a printed copy of your presentation can easily find referenced pages. However, inserting numbers on slides enables audience members to locate the specific slides you are referencing regardless of whether the audience member is looking at a Handout page printed with six slides to a page or a Notes page that includes only one slide to a page.

Similarly, if an audience member wants to ask a question about a slide and there are multiple slides with similar titles, adding slide numbers makes it easier for a viewer to ask about a specific slide.

PowerPoint Slide numbers are included on Notes and Handout pages by default, but they are not turned on for slides by default. Do the following steps to add slide numbers to your the slides in your presentation. This PowerPoint tutorial will help you accomplish this task.

Add a PowerPoint Slide Number to Your Slides

Step 1. Click Insert. Click Slide Number.

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Step 2. The Header and Footer dialog box appears. Click the checkbox next to Slide Number. This will tell PowerPoint to place the slide number on every slide in the position show. Click Apply to All. The Header and Footer dialog box closes.

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The page number is applied to all pages in the format specified in the Slide Master. When you add slide numbers to the slides in your presentation, they are also displayed when you print your slides.

Step 3. You can highlight the slide number and format the font, style, size, color and anything else you might normally format on text.

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Step 4. After you insert numbers into your slides, you should view them in Slide Show Mode to make sure they are clearly visible. You can access Slide Show Mode by clicking slide Show and then View Show. You can use Print Preview to see how they will look when they are printed by clicking file and then Print Preview. Next PowerPoint tutorial.

See also the Non-Linear PowerPoint Tutorial for a way to make a great user centered presentation.

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PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials
Convert PPT to Flash

Getting Acquainted

The PowerPoint Workspace
The Task Pane
Working with the Taskpane
The Slide Views
Working with Toolbars

Creating Slide Shows

Creating a New Presentation
Set Visual Rules
Inserting New Slides
Adding Text to Slides
Using Grids and Guidelines
Edit and Format Text
Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
Bulleted Lists

Designing Slides

Create Master Slides
Adding New Masters
Apply Design Templates

Lines, Curves, & Shapes

Draw and Format Lines
Draw a Rectangle
Draw an Ellipse
Draw Bezier Curves
Draw Freeform Lines
Modify AutoShapes

Tips & Tricks

Add Watermark
Add Slide Numbers
View Multiple Presentations
Keyboard Shortcuts

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