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How to Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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Let's learn how to add a slide number to your PowerPoint slides. This is an easy quick tip to help you keep track of where you are in your presentation. 

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PPT presentation templates on GraphicRiver or in our Ultimate Guide to the Best Microsoft PowerPoint Templates.

How to Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint Slides (Quickly)

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that compliment this video.

1. Click the Insert Tab to Open the Slide Field

Adding a slide number can be done with just a couple of quick clicks to your entire presentation. Let's insert a slide number by clicking on the Insert tab on the PowerPoint ribbon, and find this # icon just next to Word Art.

PowerPoint insert tab to open the slide number box
Within the PowerPoint Insert tab click the # icon to open the Slide field. 

2. Apply PowerPoint's Slide Number Box to All Pages

I'm going to take the Slide Number box on this window, and then press Apply to All to add a slide number to each of the slides in PowerPoint. Or, you could also press Apply to just add the slide number to a selected slide.

Check Slide Number box and click Apply to All in PowerPoint
Check Slide Number box and click Apply to All in PowerPoint.

3. PowerPoint Will Automatically Numbers Your Pages

You can see the slide number here in the lower right corner of each slide, now, Powerpoint automatically numbers off each of the slides sequentially, so no need to update this setting for each slide.

Page numbering applied to PowerPoint
Page numbering applied to all your PowerPoint slides.

Finishing Up!

One more tip, if you wanna remove the slide number from a selected slide, you could always click on the box where the slide number is placed, and press the Delete key on your keyboard. This removes the slide number from a selected slide. 

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