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Add the date and time, slide number, and other information to the bottom of your slides by adding a footer.

Add a footer to a slide

  1. Select Insert > Header & Footer.

  2. In the Header & Footer box, on the Slide tab, choose the options you want.

    Tip: To hide the footer in the title slide, select the Don't show on title slide checkbox.

  3. Select Apply to add header and footer to the current slide, or select Apply to All to add the header and footer to all slides.

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Change, delete, or hide the footer on your slides

Add a header or footer to your handouts or notes pages

You can easily add a footer such as a copyright or the word "confidential" to the bottom of all your slides.

If you're printing handouts you can also add a header such as the presentation title.

To add a footer, change to the Insert ribbon tab and click Header & Footer.

On the Header & Footer dialog box you can make some choices about what you want to include on that footer.

For example, if I want to include on the slide the date and the time, I can place a check box next to Date and time, then I need to make a decision whether it's going to update automatically, that is with the current date when the presentation is given, or a fixed date such as when the presentation was created.

If you choose to have it be updated automatically you can change between some different formats as to how you want it to appear on the slide itself.

Note that when I choose to insert the date and time on the right-hand side I can see a preview of where it's going to put that footer.

This box became dark when I clicked in Date and time, meaning that's where it's going to appear on the slide.

I can also have it insert the Slide number.

As you can see, that's going to appear on the bottom right-hand side.

If at any time I don't want these elements anymore, I can uncheck any option I want.

I can also put in a custom footer by placing a checkbox next to Footer and entering in my own text.

A great feature about using footers in your slides is that every year you can update the slides to reflect any business changes in the content, then change the copyright date in the footer for each slide in just one place.

You can also make a choice whether or not you want the footer to appear on the title slide or not.

Finally, you can have a separate footer for each slide or for every slide.

In this case I'm going to choose Apply to all.

My footer gets reflected instantly at the bottom of all the slides and if I ever decide to make any changes I can click Header & Footer and change any information that I want or remove certain elements all together.

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