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Cannot add slide numbers to PPT

Posted on 2013-01-15
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Hi

I am using PPT 2007 and have created a new presentation from someone else's (a colleague).

The weird thing is, no matter what I do, I cannot add Page/Slide numbers to this.

I am going to Insert > Header Footer and add either Page or Slide numbers, then APPLY TO ALL, but then nothing happens.

Can anyone help?
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You need two things for a slide number, date or footer text: a placeholder and to populate that placeholder.

Go to View | Slide Master and see if you have placeholders there. They may have been deleted. Click the Master Layout button to add them back if necessary.

Then check each layout (small thumbnails below the slide master) to see if the placeholders show up there. If not, then turn them on by checking the Footers button on the ribbon. If only some of them are there, then check the Footers button, uncheck it and check it again. Do this for all layouts.

Now close master view and then go to Insert | Header and Footer and tick the slide number option.

Hopefully you won't have to reset the slide layouts now, but if you do, select all the slides, then click Reset in the Slides group on the Home tab.
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