How to Add Slide Numbers in Microsoft PowerPoint

This article will tell you how to add slide numbers or page numbers in Microsoft PowerPoint and how to adjust the font size and other options of the numbers.

How to add slide numbers:

  • 1.Click on the “Insert” tab and choose “Slide Number” in the “Text” section.

    Insert Slide Number

  • 2.In the “Header and Footer” dialogue box, check the box for “Slide number” and click the “Apply to All” button. Then a number will be show on every slide on the lower right corner. But the default font size is too small and color isn’t clear enough.

    Slide Number: Header and Footer

How to adjust the slide numbers’ font size and other options:

The font size and style of the number and other options can be edited by accessing the Slide Master.

  • 1.Click on the “View” tab and choose “Slide Master” in the “Presentation Views” section.
    Slide Master

  • 2.The slide master will open on screen. On the left you will see thumbnail images of the slides. Select the first slide so that you the changes in this slide can be applied to all other slides. Click on the lower right section and choose the font size, font style, color, etc.
    Slide Master Layout

Once you have made all the changes to the slide master, click on the “Close Master View” and all the PowerPoint slides will take the changes you made.

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  5. How to Adjust Slide Transitions in PowerPoint 2007

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