Change the header or footer on notes and handouts

Looking to change or even delete the information in the headers and footers of your notes and handouts pages? Just follow these steps.

Change the header and footer

  1. Click View > Normal.

  2. Click Insert > Header & Footer Header & Footer button .

  3. In the Header and Footer box, click the Notes and Handouts tab, make the changes you want, and click Apply to All.

    Notes and Handouts tab

    These changes don’t affect the headers or footers on the slides themselves—just the notes and handouts. To change the headers and footers on the slides themselves, see Change, delete, or hide the footer on your slides.

    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 pane shows outlines where these items will appear on the page.

Delete the header and footer

  1. Click View > Normal.

  2. Click Insert > Header & Footer Header & Footer button .

  3. In the Header and Footer box, click the Notes and Handouts tab, uncheck the boxes for the options you want to delete from the header or footer, and click Apply to All.

    Again, these changes don’t affect the headers or footers on the slides themselves—just the notes and handouts. To change the headers and footers on the slides themselves, see Change, delete, or hide the footer on your slides.

Tell me more

For more information about working with handouts and notes pages, see

Create and print handouts

Create or change a presentation’s handout

Add page numbers to your handouts

Change the header on notes and handouts

Add a header or footer to your handouts or notes pages

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