Add slide numbers, page numbers, or the date and time

You can add slide numbers, notes page numbers, and the date and time to your presentation.

Slide Footer

Callout 1 Date and time
Callout 2 Slide number

If you want to add a slide to your presentation, see the article Add, rearrange, and delete slides.

Add slide numbers or notes page numbers

  1. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.
  2. On the left of your screen, on the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab, and then click the first slide thumbnail in your presentation.
  3. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Slide Number.

In the Text group

  1. In the Header and Footer dialog box, do one of the following:
    • If you want to add slide numbers, click the Slide tab, and then select the Slide number check box.
    • If you want to add notes page numbers, click the Notes and Handouts tab, and then select the Page number check box.
  2. If you want to add numbers to all of the slides or notes pages in your presentation, click Apply to All.
  3. If you want to change the starting slide number, do the following:
  1. On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Page Setup.
  2. In the Number slides from box, enter the number that you want to to print on the first slide or notes page, with subsequent slides numbered.

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Add the date and time

  1. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.
  2. On the left of your screen, on the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab, and then click the first slide thumbnail in your presentation.
  3. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Date & Time.
  4. In the Header and Footer dialog box, do one of the following:
    • If you want to add the date and time to your slides, click the Slide tab.
    • If you want to add the date and time to your notes pages, click the Notes and Handouts tab.
  5. Select the Date and time check box, and then do one of the following:
    • If you want to set the date and time to a specific date, click Fixed, and then in the Fixed box, type in the date that you want.

 Note   By setting the date on your presentation so that it is Fixed, you can easily keep track of the last time that you made changes to it.

  • If you want to specify that the date and time updates to reflect the current date and time each time you open or print the presentation, click Update automatically, and then select the date and time format that you want .
  1. If you want to add the date and time to all of the slides or notes pages in your presentation, click Apply to All.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010