Insert or change the page numbers on your slides

You'll find options for working with slide numbers on the Insert and View >Slide Master tabs in PowerPoint 2013. There you can do the following things:

Add slide numbers to your presentation

  1. On the Insert tab, click Insert Slide Number.

    Insert slide numbers

  2. On the Slide tab, check the Slide number box.

    Check Slide number

    Note   If you don't want a number to appear on the title slide, also check the Don’t show on title slide box.

  3. Click Apply to All.

Note   The theme applied to your presentation will determine where the numbers appear on your slides. For example, here are two different themes that show numbers appearing in different places on a slide.

Wisp Theme with slide number

Ion theme with slide number


Hide slide numbers on the title slide

  1. On the Insert tab, click Insert Slide Number.

    Insert slide numbers

  2. On the Slide tab, check the Don’t show on title slide box.

  3. Click Apply to All.

Change where the page numbers appear on your slides

  1. On the View tab, Click Slide Master.

    On the View tab, click Slide Master

  2. At the top of the thumbnail pane, select the Slide Master thumbnail.

    Slide Master thumbnail in Slide Master View

  3. In the Slide pane, select and hold the page number placeholder until you see the four-headed arrow, and drag it to a new location.

    Select and hold the slide number placeholder

  4. Click Close Master View.

Start your slide numbering with a specific number

  1. On the Design tab, click Slide Size, and then click Custom Slide Size.

    Click Custom Slide Size

  2. Under Number slides from, pick one of these

    • To start slide numbering from zero, click the down arrow until you get to ‘0’.

    • To start the slide numbering from any other number, click the up arrow.

      Change the slide size

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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