Change the fonts in a footer on a slide

By editing the slide master for your presentation, you can change the footer formatting (such as font style, size, and color) on all of your slides at one time. To change the fonts in the footer, do the following:

  1. On the View tab, click Slide Master.

  2. At the top of the thumbnail pane, click the slide master to select it.

    Slide Master with layouts in PowerPoint Slide Master view

  3. Highlight any footer elements (such as date, footer text, or slide number) on the slide master, and then on the Home tab, choose the font formatting you want in the Font and Paragraph groups.

    Change the footer font

Important: To ensure that your revised footers appear on your slides, on the Insert menu, click Header and Footer. Then, on the Slide tab, select any footers you want to appear on your slides, including Date and time, Slide number, and Footer. When you return to Normal view, your footer changes should appear on any footer elements you selected.

Notes: 

  • You can modify the font formatting of footers on individual page layouts in Slide Master view by selecting a page layout in step 2 and editing the style on the Home tab.

  • You can modify the font formatting of footers on individual slides by selecting the footer text in Normal view and editing the style on the Home tab.

See also

Add or remove a footnote

What is a slide master?

What is a slide layout?

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