Slide Numbering

Manage PowerPoint slide number formatting easily with PPT Productivity. PPT Productivity features include dynamic slide totals on each slide and skip slide numbers on hidden slides. Plus easier access to existing PowerPoint features, including show or hide numbering on title slides and change the starting slide number in a presentation.

Manage Slide Numbering

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Slide Numbers with totals

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  • Standard PowerPoint does not have an option to display dynamic slide count / the total number of slides on each slide. Using PPT Productivity add-in for PowerPoint you can display the slide count on each slide and customize the wording.

    PPT Productivity has a feature to easily add Powerpoint slide number total to each slide. This lets you manage your PowerPoint slide number format. Also called a slide count or page count, it displays the total number of slides in your presentation beside the slide number. The slide count/ total dynamically updates when changes are made to add, rearrange or delete slides.

    For example, if you insert a slide into a 10 slide deck, each slide number will automatically update to Slide X of 11.

    PT Productivity has a dropdown list of suggested slide number formats which can also be customized (by editing or entering new text before, between or after the existing text and slide number placeholders). The list of options includes:

    • # of ##
    • #/##
    • # (of ##)
    • slide #
    • slide # of (##)
    • slide #/##
    • ...or your set your own personal/corporate format

    Wording that appears with the slide numbering can be customized. For example, change the word 'Slide' in Slide # of ## to your preferred language or terminology. Perhaps you prefer Page rather than Slide?

    Displaying PowerPoint totals on each slide makes it easier to run your meetings and keep on schedule. Standard PowerPoint does not let users customize or configure the display of slide numbers with dynamic updating.

    Productivity Tip

    This feature requires you to have PowerPoint slide number placeholders correctly set up in your slide master and custom layout. A handy guide to fix slide numbers that do not appear is available if your PowerPoint template does not have the correct slide number placeholders setup.

Add words to Slide Numbers

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Change Starting Slide Number

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  • How to change the starting slide number in PowerPoint? PPT Productivity's PowerPoint Manage Slide Number feature makes it easy! To change the starting number in your presentation, simply nominate your preferred starting number using the Slide Numbers and Totals feature.

    PPT Productivity makes it easy to change the nominated starting slide number for your PowerPoint presentation. For example if you prefer to exclude slide numbers from the title page and make the first content page slide 1, you can easily do this by setting Number Slides from to 0.

    You can also select to show or hide numbering on the title slide, by deselecting the Show on title slides checkbox. You can use this feature to for presentations that will be collated after printing, for example RFPs or proposal responses for business development. For example, update the Slide number/ totals format option # of ## to display Section 2, Page 1 of 30.

    Productivity Tip

    When you deselect the Show on Title Slides checkbox, this will remove slide numbering from any slide in your presentation that uses the Title Slide layout. Refer to our Slide numbering help guide if you have used the Title slide layout in the content of your presentation.

Skip Slide Numbers on Hidden Slides

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  • PowerPoint enables you to nominate slides as 'hidden'. When you have a slide you do not want it to display when presenting, tagging it as a hidden slide tells presenter mode to skip this slide. But standard PowerPoint does not let you skip the hidden slides in the slide numbers.

    PPT Productivity's Manage Slide Numbers and Slide Totals feature for PowerPoint lets you to skip slide numbers on hidden slides. This means that when in PowerPoint presenter mode, your slide numbers will all appear without any indication of slides being hidden.

    The Manage Slide Numbers and Slide Totals feature displays the option - you can choose to either skip slide numbers on hidden slides or keep the numbers on all slides.

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    You can easily toggle PowerPoint slide numbers on or off the hidden slides if you want to remove slide numbering on hidden slides for presenting, but include numbering on them for printing.

    How to hide a slide in powerpoint? To hide a PowerPoint slide so it doesnt show when presenting, simply right mouse click on the slide thumbnail (to the left of the main slide view) and select Hide slide from the menu.


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