Add a header or footer

Note: To add slide numbers, page numbers, or the date and time to your slides, see Add slide or page numbers or the date and time.

You can add text (such as your presentation's title, the presenter's name, a file name, company name, and more) to the bottom of one or more slides, handouts, or notes pages in your presentation or to the top of one or more handouts or notes pages in your presentation.

Add a footer to a slide

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Header & Footer.

  2. In the Header and Footer dialog box, on the Slide tab, select the Footer check box, and then type the text that you want to appear in the center bottom of the slide.

  3. To keep the text in the footer from appearing on the title slide, select the Don't show on title slide check box.

    Header and Footer dialog box

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To display footer information on the selected slide only, click Apply.

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

Add a header, footer, or both to a handout or notes page

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Header & Footer.

  2. In the Header and Footer dialog box, on the Notes and Handouts tab, select the Header or Footer check box, or both, and then type the text that you want to appear in the center top (header) or center bottom (footer) of each notes page or handout.

  3. Click Apply to all.

    Notes: 

    • The Preview box, located in the Header and Footer dialog box, displays the header and footer information in the location that the slide, handout, or notes page will display it.

    • To change the location or size of a header or footer, see Resize or relocate a header or footer.

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