A reader recently wrote to me inquiring how to have her PowerPoint slides show the slide numbers in an x of y format
Of course, this is absolutely doable and without a lot of fuss and muss either.
For those of you who do not already know how to insert slide numbers, follow the steps below:
- In PowerPoint 2010 click on the first slide in your presentation and on the Insert tab, click Slide Number to open the Header and Footer dialog box on the Slide tab.
- Select the slide number and click Apply to All.
The steps above will insert a basic slide number at the bottom of each of your slides. Should you want to have your slide numbers display as x of y, as the person who inquired, you will need to do it a little differently.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- In PowerPoint 2010 select Slide Master on the View tab.
- In the lower right-hand corner you will see a placeholder with <#> in it. following that, key in of x with the x being the total number of slides in your presentation. If your presentation had 15 slides, it would look like this: <#> of 15.
Now, in Normal view, you will see the slide number and the total number of slides in your footer.
Be aware that should you add or delete slides in your presentation, you will have to change the number of pages in the Slide Master so that they view correctly.