How to Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint

Using slide numbers in PowerPoint is possible, and you can easily add the number of slide on each new and existing slides.

UPDATE 2017: We recommend to check our updated article adding Slide Numbers in PowerPoint.

In order to add slide numbers in Microsoft PowerPoint you need to open your presentation and then find the Insert tab in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the Insert tab , you will find the slide number button. Once clicked, will open the Header & Footer dialog.

Look for the Slide Number checkbox and make sure it was checked.

By following the previous steps you can easily add page numbers in PowerPoint that are formally known as slide numbers. You can easily try all these steps with any of our free PowerPoint templates, like PowerPoint background templates. By default all these templates do not come with slide numbers but you can easily add them by following the previous steps.

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