Footers are for the bottom of your presentation and can show information on each and every slide. In today's tutorial, learn how to quickly edit the footer in your PowerPoint slides.
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How to Quickly Edit a Footer in PowerPoint
Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that complement this video.
1. Open the Header and Footer PowerPoint Window
Let's go ahead and switch to the Insert tab on PowerPoint ribbon to get started. Now find the text section on the right side of the menu and let's click on Header and Footer.
2. Set the Date and Time PowerPoint Slide Options
Now the first option that you might want to add is the date and time, which you can add by checking the box for Date and Time. This adds the current date and time to each and every slide automatically. I like to leave the Update Automatically box checked, so that PowerPoint will always have the date I present or print my slides.
3. Edit Your PowerPoint Footer Slide Information
Next, you can tick the Slide number to add that to each slide and it automatically increases on every slide. Also, click the Footer checkbox so that you can add your very own custom text to each slide's footer. You can type something that you want add to each slide. And lastly, I like to check the option to Don't show on title slide, to not show any of these things on the very first slide.
4. Now Your PowerPoint Slides Will Show the Changes
When you press Apply to All, you'll notice that each slide has the data we add. You can see as we change slides that each slide automatically adapts the slide number.
These PowerPoint slide settings are a great way to automatically add information to every slides footer without manual work.
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