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PowerPoint 2013 - Page Number Field is NOT Cascading Down to the Individual Layouts

I inherited a PPT file with some Slide Master and Layout oddities.
I added a page number field to the bottom left corner of the slide master.
However, that page field did NOT cascade down to the layouts under that slide master (see graphic).
Earlier I added a logo to the bottom right corner of the slide master and that object DID cascade to all the subordinate layouts.
Why did the logo cascade and the page number field didn't.
Again, I inherited this file it was not created by me.
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John Korchok

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jamie Garroch (MVP)

 Echo and John are the geniuses with the answer to this one :-)
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Thank you!
Jamie Garroch (MVP)

Interestingly John, I only have to click that checkbox once and the slide number reappears. Maybe a change in the latest build?
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James Murphy

Wouldn't surprise me. They've done some work with footers to try to make them better, but I don't think they've succeeded. :-(
Karen Falandays

If someone had modified the individual layout masters, just clicking the checkbox won't always over-ride it
John Korchok

For both the Title and Footer checkbox, unchecking, then re-checking, normally replaces the existing placeholder(s) with new ones created from the current slide master. This action usually regenerates the inheritance links from the slide master. It's true that sometimes the masters and layouts are so f***ed up that they can't be repaired (in which case, you just have to start over), but most of the time it works.
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John Korchok

Hi Jamie, you're right, if the checkbox is already checked, clicking on it again once should update the footer.