Add headers and footers to a presentation

Headers and footers in a presentation

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Looking to change or delete the information in the footers or headers on your slides? Follow the steps in this brief video.

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When we talk about headers and footers in a presentation, we mean the small details near the top or bottom of your slides.

These include the slide number, a text footer, and the date.

Headers and footers appear in various positions, depending on the theme and the slide layout.

You choose which headers and footers to show, and what the text footer says.

To insert headers and footers, you click INSERT, Header & Footer, make sure Slide is selected, and choose your options.

These include Date and time, a date and time format, and whether to show the current date or a Fixed one.

You decide if you want to show Slide number and include a text Footer.

Importantly, this option, Don’t show on title slide allows you to keep headers and footers off that slide.

When you click Apply to All, the headers and footers show everywhere, except the title slide.

If you want unique settings for one slide, select it, reopen the dialog box, check what you want, and click Apply, which affects only the selected slide.

For more control over headers and footers, click VIEW, Slide Master, and edit them on the slide master, or on any master layout.

Select the footer placeholders, use HOME and the Font options to change things like font color or font size.

If you right-click a placeholder and click Format Shape, you get the same formatting options as for any placeholder.

If you only want to change one layout, click the layout, and make the change, such as resizing a placeholder.

Ultimately, you want to control how headers and footers look, and where they appear.

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