Slide Numbering

Manage your PowerPoint slide number formatting easily with PPT Productivity. New 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.

Slide Numbers with totals

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 the Powerpoint slide number total to each slide. 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, insert a slide into a 10 slide deck and each slide number will automatically update to Slide X of 11.

There is 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 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 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.

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