Monday, July 13, 2015

Put Slide Number on PowerPoint

Numbering PowerPoint Slides

When you are delivering a formal lecture or presentation through PowerPoint slides, numbering the slides are very important. It helps you operate the slides in proper order and ensures you're not skipping or repeating something. And during the presentation, if you need to go back to a particular slide, slide numbers then are of great importance! 

And after the presentation, audience may ask you question regarding a particular slide. If you have serial numbers on the slides, you can easily find out the right slide to defense your answer. 

Applies to

  • PowerPoint 2007
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • PowerPoint 2013

  1. Run PowerPoint from your PC. 
  2. Open a previously generated presentation or create a new one.
  3. Go to the Insert tab > Move to the Header & Footer option under Section area.
  4. Mark the Slide Number checkbox. If you don't need number on the first slide then also mark the option - Don't show on title slide
  5. Choose Apply to All. That's it!

Now the slide number will be added in a suitable position. If your theme has a special location for slide number, then it will be automatically added there. 

Let's consider the Wisp theme

Location of Slide Number

Look at the upper left corner. The dark red are with the number 1. This is the location of slide number in wisp theme. 

You will find this feature in some other themes too. And the themes which don't have such location, the slide number will be added to the bottom right corner. 

Stay with Marks PC Solution to get more interesting IT topics!

No comments:

Post a Comment