Ultimate Guide To Add Slide Number In PowerPoint

Highlights

  • There are two ways to add side number in PowerPoint.
  • The easiest way to add slide numbers in PowerPoint is by Insert > Slide Number.
  • And the second or a little time-consuming way to add slide numbers in ppt slides is via slide master.
  • Slide master allows you to add numbering in your slides on your desired position.

Adding slide numbers in PowerPoint is handy, especially if you have a long presentation, so that you don’t lose track while presenting. But it can be overwhelming if you don’t know how to add slide number in PowerPoint.

But don’t worry, we have got you covered. This article will share 2 methods to add slide numbers (AKA Page numbers) in PowerPoint slides.

Of course, you can add slide numbers manually in all your slides, but it can be frustrating if you have a long presentation and want to make changes to them as you need to update the page numbers manually every time you update or modify the slides.

To avoid this problem, all you can do is adding slides number automatically. Hence, the next time you make changes in your presentation, slide numbers update automatically without the hassle of changing them manually.

How To Add Slide Number In PowerPoint

Here are the two ways to add PowerPoint slide number total automatic.

Add Slide Numbers In PowerPoint In 2 Steps Only

1st Step: Once you open your PowerPoint presentation, click on INSERT and click on Slide Number.

how to add slide number in powerpoint

This will open the Header and Footer tab. You can see a check box Slide in the Slide pane, as shown in the image below.

how to add slide number in powerpoint

Step 2: Check this box and click on Apply to all to add slide numbers to all slides. If you want to exclude the title slide from page number, check the box Don’t show on title slide.

how to add slide number in powerpoint

Now you can see slide numbers are added to the slides, as shown in the image below.

how to add slide number in powerpoint

How To Insert Page Number In PowerPoint Slide Master

With the above method, slide numbers can only be added to the slide’s footer. The above method doesn’t allow you to change the slide number position. And if you want to do so, the best option is to add slide number with PowerPoint slide master.

Firstly click on VIEW and then click on Slide Master.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

It will option the slide master tab. Now select the parent slide on the top left. This will be the first and largest slide listed on the left side of your screen. And click on the Master Layout.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

It will open the Master Layout pane. From here, you can select and add pretty much all placeholders in your slides, including the slide number. But, first, check the Slide number checkbox.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

On the bottom right, write the page/slide number, which is 1.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

Now you can drag it to where you want to show the slide number. For example, I have placed the slide number on the top right of my slides, as shown in the image below. When you have placed it in your desired position, click on Close Master View.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

Now again, click on INSERT and then click on Slide Number. Check the Slide number check box. In the preview, you can see the slide number position. Finally, click on Apply to all.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

This will insert the slide number on your desired position, as you can see in the image below.

how to insert page number in PowerPoint slide master

So this was all about how to add slide number in PowerPoint slide master.

How To Remove Slide Number In Powerpoint Slides

To remove slide numbers from PowerPoint slides, click on Insert > slide number. When the Header and Footer pane opens, uncheck the slide number option under the Slide section below.

how to remove slide number in powerpoint

This article has shared how to add slide numbers in PowerPoint with and without slide master. And we hope this article has helped you in numbering your ppt slides.

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