Is there a way to lock the slide numbers in a presentation such that I can insert slides and not affect the numbering of later slides?
At my company, we prepare presentations that will eventually become legal support for SEC reporting. The presentations are created in August and reviewed by an Audit Team. That team may have suggestions like: you need to add a slide after slide 82 that describes blah blah blah. They may also reference several slides after 82. If we insert a slide after 82, we'd like to number it something like "82A" so that all originally presented slides retain the numbering as presented in August. That way, all follow-up work by all parties, over several months, remains consistent: everyone continues to talk about the same slide numbers throughout the process.
So we'd like to lock the numbers, say slides 82, 83, 84, and 85 so that when we insert slide 82A, slides 83 to 85 remain slides 83 to 85.