How to insert total number of slides with slide numbers in PowerPoint


PPT Productivity is excited to announce our new feature to Manage Slide Numbering will be released later this month (April 2021).

Standard PowerPoint does not have a feature to dynamically display the total number of slides (also known as a slide count). PPT Productivity has solved this problem - you can now insert the total number of slides to display on each slide of your PowerPoint Presentation.

PPT Productivity's new Manage Slide Numbering feature provides full flexibility for how you display slide numbers and totals in your PowerPoint presentation.  From the Slide Numbers and Totals feature button on the PPT Productivity ribbon in PowerPoint, you can:

  • Easily update slide starting number: For example if you prefer to start your PowerPoint presentation's slide numbering at 0 and hide slide number on the title page
  • Display the total number of slides in the presentation along with the slide number on each slide
  • Select your preferred display format for the slide totals e.g.:
    • # of ##  (example: 1 of 20)
    • #/## (example: 1/20)
    • # (of ##) (example: 1 (of 20) )
    • Slide #;  (example: Slide 20)
  • Skip hidden slides to omit hidden slides from numbering and inclusion in the slide total count
  • Easily display or conceal the slide numbering on the title page

The feature dynamically updates slide totals (for example if you add or delete slides).

There have been a number of requests to introduce this feature. Including slide totals on each slide in your presentation makes it easier for presenters to pace their presentation appropriately. Many organizations prefer to omit page numbers from their title slides and start page numbering only on the first content page.

We expect the Manage Slide Numbers and Totals feature to be released in late April 2021.  If you’d like to be notified when the feature is available, please email us at [email protected].

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