Change or delete header and footer information in a presentation

You can change or delete the text of headers and footers on PowerPoint slides, notes, and handouts. If you want to add an image to the "header" of your presentation, switch to the Add a background picture (or watermark) to slides article for instructions.

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What do you want to do?

Change header and footer information on your slides

Change header and footer information on your notes and handouts

Delete header and footer information from your slides

Delete header and footer information from your notes and handouts

Change header and footer information on your slides

Change or delete headers or footers
Header and Footer dialog box
  1. Select the slide that has the header or footer you want to change.

    Tip: To select more than one slide, click the first slide that you want to change, and then press and hold Ctrl while you click the other slides.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, select Header & Footer.

  3. In the Header and Footer dialog box, on the Slide tab, make the change that you want, and then do one of the following:

    • To apply the changes to slide or slides that you selected in step 1, click Apply.

    • To apply the changes to the information on all of the slides in your presentation, click Apply to All.

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Change header and footer information on your notes and handouts

  1. Select any slide.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, select Header & Footer.

  3. In the Header and Footer dialog box, on the Notes and Handouts tab, make the changes that you want, and then select Apply to All:

    Date and Time

    To

    Do this

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

    Click Update Automatically, and then select the date or time format that you want.

    Add a fixed date and time

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

    Page number, Header, and Footer

    To include page numbers, headers, or footers on your notes and handouts, select the check boxes and enter the text you want. The Preview picture on the right shows an outline where each item will appear on the page.

  4. On the View tab of the ribbon, in the Presentation Views group, select either Notes Page or Handout Master to see the effect of your changes on notes or handouts.

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Delete header and footer information from your slides

  1. Select the slide that has the header or footer you want to change.

    Tip: To select more than one slide, click the first slide that you want to change, and then press and hold Ctrl while you click the other slides.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, select Header & Footer.

  3. In the Header and Footer dialog box, on the Slide tab, clear the check boxes for the options that you want to delete from the header or footer.

    Tip: To remove headers and footers from the title slide, select the Don't show on title slide check box. Click Apply to All to ensure that the title slide incorporates this change.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To apply the changes to slide or slides that you selected in step 1, click Apply.

    • To apply the changes to all of the slides in your presentation, click Apply to All.

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Delete header and footer information from your notes and handouts

  1. Select any slide.

  2. On the Insert tab of the toolbar ribbon, in the Text group, click Header & Footer.

  3. In the Header and Footer dialog box, select the Notes and Handouts tab.

  4. Clear the check boxes for the options that you want to remove from the header or footer

  5. Select Apply to All.

  6. On the View tab of the ribbon, in the Presentation Views group, select either Notes Page or Handout Master to see the effect of your changes on notes or handouts.

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