Show the slide number and total number of slides on every slide

You can display the current slide number and total number of slides on all of the slides in your presentation. For example, 1 of 12 slides, 12 of 15 slides, etc.

  1. On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master, and then click the slide master thumbnail.

Slide Master and Layouts

Callout 1
Callout 1 A slide master thumbnail

Callout 2 Slide layouts associated with the slide master above it

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box, and then drag to draw the text box where you want the slide number to appear on your slides.
  2. With the cursor still in the text box, on the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Slide Number.
  3. In the text box, place your cursor before the <#>, and then type Slide.
  4. If you don’t know the total number of slides in your presentation, and you want an easy way to find out, do the following:
    1. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.
    2. On the left pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab.
      The pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs
    3. Look at (or scroll down, if you have a longer presentation) the last slide thumbnail image on the Slides tab. The thumbnail images are numbered (just outside the upper left corner of each), so the number of the last slide thumbnail is the same as the total number of slides in your presentation.
  5. Place your cursor after the <#>, and then type of x , where x equals the total number of slides in your presentation (for example, <#> of 10 if you have 10 total slides in your presentation). Numbering slides this way does not calculate the total number of slides in your presentation automatically, so you’ll need to enter the total manually, in place of the x. If you later add slides, you’ll need to update the total manually as well.
    Slide number
  6. If you want to see how the numbering looks on your slides, view your presentation in Normal view. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.

 Note   Because this procedure adds slide numbers to the slide master, the slide numbers can't be deleted from or edited in individual slides and they won't appear in the Header and Footer dialog box.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010