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by Geetesh Bajaj, March 19th 2008

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Working with Slide Numbers

Most of the time, slide numbers are not visible on the slide although many users like to enable them. To do that, choose View | Header and Footer and make sure that the Slide Number option is checked (see Figure 1). Make sure to choose Apply to All if you want to show slide numbers in all slides of the presentation -- and only Apply if you want it to be visible on the current slide.

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Figure 1: The Header and Footer dialog box

As you can see in Figure 1 above, you can opt to not show the slide numbers in the title slide, typically that's the first slide in a presentation.

You can also enable slide numbers to show in a presentation by choosing Insert | Slide Number -- this brings up the same dialog box that you saw in Figure 1.

Enable Slide Numbers in the Master

Other than enabling slide numbers in the Normal view, you can add them to slides based on a particular Slide Master so that you can control which slides show the slide number and which don't -- this works if you are using multiple masters.

Note: Multiple masters are only available in PowerPoint 2002 (XP) and 2003 -- and later versions.

The process is similar -- follow these steps:

  • Choose View | Slide Master to get into Slide Master view.
  • Select the Master on the left pane for which you want to enable slide numbers.
  • Choose View | Header and Footer to bring up the familar dialog box that can be seen in Figure 1 (refer earlier in this page).
  • Choose Apply to All if you want to show slide numbers in all masters of the presentation -- and only Apply if you want it to be visible on the current slide master.
  • Choose View | Normal to get back to the Normal view from Slide Master view.

Read more on slide numbers here...


Easter Stuff

We have put up tons of stuff for you that uses the Easter theme -- from templates to embellishments, get them all! The thumbnails are linked to the actual pages.

Templates on Indezine

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Embellishments from Scrapbookpresentations

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powerpoint 2007 makeover kitPowerPoint 2007 Tip

You must have Excel 2007 installed to access the new charting options in PowerPoint 2007. If you installed PowerPoint 2007 without Excel 2007, you won’t see any new chart improvements!

This tip is from my new book, PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit which I co-authored with Echo Swinford -- check the book now!

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