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Footer "Page X of Y" in PowerPoint? Urgent help please

randomman1 775 137 October 30, 2006 at 02:47 PM
I consider myself very skilled at PowerPoint, but this one is killing me.

Client wants a "Page X of Y" reference on the bottom of each slide. I can only get the current page number.

Any way to pull this off?

Thanks!

randomman1

reps coming for any help...
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As you probably already know, this is easily done in Word. But I do not see where you can do this in PPT.
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In View > Header and Footer you can insert page numbers, but I've not yet found how to format them the way you describe.
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Well... you can do this

Go to View -> Master -> Slide MAster

in the lower right hand side it says <#> Number Area

Add the text you want to add before/After the <#>
So make sure it says: Page <#> of NUMBER

Where NUMBER is the number of slides... you count beforehand and enter this # into the field

You will also have to make sure the "Page Number" box is checked as before

You can also play around with positioning, formatting, etc.

NOT *QUITE* automatic, but better than going through a ton of pages and manually changing them

I've attached an example ppt (get rid of the txt extension... stupid SD wont let me attach a ppt). Look at the MAster Layout and copy if you like.
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I tried to look for the different codes that could be used in powerpoint and came up with a zilch. Excellent low tech idea bairdjc. repped!
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Unbelievable that something like this isn't available automatically in PowerPoint.

bairdjc definitely earned the rep point for the workaround! Presentation is finalized and converted to PDF...client will never know how i made it happen.

Thank you!

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I am suprised that they don't have coding in ppt - e.g. in word you can type page() or now() or somehting similar to get the page or the date and time.
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Quote from bairdjc View Post :
I am suprised that they don't have coding in ppt - e.g. in word you can type page() or now() or somehting similar to get the page or the date and time.
According to Microsoft [microsoft.com], putting in the static text "of N" is the only way to put the page total in a presentation.

Word needs to automatically generate the page total, because the total changes so fluidly.
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Quote from GollyGee View Post :
According to Microsoft [microsoft.com], putting in the static text "of N" is the only way to put the page total in a presentation.

Word needs to automatically generate the page total, because the total changes so fluidly.
REP for the official MS reference.
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