Add the date and time, footer text, or page numbers to all slides

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

Add the date and time

  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Header and Footer.

    Home tab, Insert group

  2. Click the Slide tab, and then select the Date and time check box.

  3. Do one of the following:

    To

    Do this

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

    Click Update Automatically, and then on the pop-up menu, click 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.

  4. Click Apply to All.

If footers don't appear on title slides, in the Header and Footer dialog 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. For more information about how to add footers in slide master view, see Add or remove placeholders from a slide layout or Modify a slide master.

Add footer text

  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Header and Footer.

    Home tab, Insert group

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

  3. Click Apply to All.

If footers don't appear on title slides, in the Header and Footer dialog 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. For more information about how to add footers in slide master view, see Add or remove placeholders from a slide layout or Modify a slide master.

Add page numbers to the 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 Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Header and Footer.

    Home tab, Insert group

  2. Click 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.

If footers don't appear on title slides, in the Header and Footer dialog 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. For more information about how to add footers in slide master view, see Add or remove placeholders from a slide layout or Modify a slide master.

See also

Add text to a slide

Add or remove placeholders from a slide layout

Modify a slide master

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