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Automatically show the total number of slides

PowerPoint allows me to insert slide numbers. I'd like to be able to have it worded as "2 (of 12)", "3 (of 12)", etc.

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      • Dennis Lee Peters commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Anytime there's an automated system, it reduced the chances of error, especially when quick changes are made when there may not be time to check these small details, such as the total number of slides. The rest of the microsoft office suite has it, so I don't see why powerpoint should be any different.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is definitely not a mandatory feature in PowerPoint 2013, maybe it is present in newer versions?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be beneficial for document quality control reasons (ISO9001).
        It would also mean, especially when hard-copy printed, a user would know if they were in possession of all the entire document presentation slides.

      • Eran Sitnik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature should have been in release 1 of 1809

        PowerPoint Initial release May 22, 1990
        Stable release 1809 (Build 16.0.10827.20118) / September 27, 2018

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature should definitely be included in PowerPoint. It helps when the number of slides changes and I forget to change the number.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Anytime there's an automated system, it reduced the chances of error, especially when quick changes are made when there may not be time to check these small details, such as the total number of slides. The rest of the microsoft office suite has it, so I don't see why powerpoint should be any different.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Total number of slides gives audience an estimation on the presentation duration.

        Automatic update will reduce the likelihood of having an error in this number, improving the professionalism of presenter.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Total number of slides in automatic text box would be very good and time sparing on tedious work of editing each and all of a collection that can have dozens of slides.

      • adsfasdf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have this in OpenOffice (the FREE version of Power Point)
        I have this in Mac OS

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is available for all other microsoft applications -- it's not like you don't have the code for it.

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