Add page numbers, the date and time, or footer text to all slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

You can add standard footer elements that will appear on all the slides in your presentation. For example, you can add the date and time, the name of the presentation, or the page number.

Note: PowerPoint doesn't support headers on slides. However, you can add both a header and footer to your handouts.

Add page numbers to slides and notes

When you add slide numbers, all slides are included in the slide count, including hidden slides. If you print notes, page numbers are included.

Note: The only way to exclude hidden slides from the count is to manually number each visible slide. Add a text box to each slide and then add the page numbers to each text box.

  1. On the Insert tab, click Header & Footer Header & Footer button .

  2. In the Header and Footer box, on the Slide tab, select the Slide number check box, and then in the Starts at box, type the page number that you want to start with on the first slide.

  3. Click Apply to All.

Add footer text

  1. On the Insert tab, click Header & Footer Header & Footer button .

  2. In the Header and Footer box, on the Slide tab, select the Footer check box, and then type the footer text that you want.

  3. Click Apply to All.

Add the date and time

  1. On the Insert tab, click Header & Footer Header & Footer button .

  2. In the Header and Footer box, on the Slide tab, select the Date and time check box.

  3. Do one of the following:

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    Add a date and time that is updated each time that the presentation is opened

    Click Update Automatically, and then choose the format you want from the list.

    Add a fixed date and time

    Click Fixed, and then type the date and time that you want.

  4. Click Apply to All.

Note: For more control over placement and style of presentation footers, you can edit their placeholders in the slide master. foot

If footers don't appear on slides

If footers don't appear on title slides, in the Header and Footer box, make sure the Don't show on title slide check box is not selected. If the footers are missing from other slides, the placeholders for these items might have been removed from specific slide layouts or the slide master.

See Also

Add a logo, company name, or header or footer text to handouts

Add or remove a footnote in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

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