Configuring how total number of slides is displayed on slides (ex. 1 of 10)
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.
- # of #
- slide # of #
Ability to not show count on hidden slides.
April 2021 -- still not easily available 8-0
Hans-Peter Klug commented
This function has been available in Word and Excel for a very long time. Why not in PowerPoint? This should be realised as soon as possible!
Yes please add. It should have been there years ago!
J Silver commented
Having done this in Word and printed Excel spreadsheets for years, I was very surprised that PowerPoint didn't support it. It is time.
PPT Productivity add-in for PowerPoint has just introduced this feature. Using PPT Productivity with PowerPoint, you can include a slide total on each slide and configure how it is displayed. This feature also gives you options to skip hidden slides in your slide numbering and more.
You can read more about it here and there is a free 30 day trial: https://pptproductivity.com/powerpoint-addin/refine-easier/format-slide-numbering-page-numbers/manage-slide-numbering-format-totals
Ferran Rovira García commented
Microsoft please add this feature. I can not believe that this can not be solved in 2021.
Jeroen Maan commented
Very silly that such a basic feature is not included in PPT!
Sjoerd Romkes commented
In PPT have total number of slides automatically numbered
Incredible this is not integrated in Office 365 🤦♀️🤦♂️
I've seen so many examples of not having the total slide numbers updated when editing/adding/removing slides last minute, really stunning it's still not there.
Guess the people who post here are the geeks that actually get to the forum finally after searching for this... Others have given up before.
So, MS, please, let our voices be heard. To finish with an upgraded statement vs the Moon: We have landed on Mars, but adding automatic numbering in PPT... 😴.
This is a MUST feature!
Rakibul Islam commented
Wondering!!! How this is not a feature already?
Adriàn Correa commented
How come I had it on PowerPoint 2007, and it is removed it now in 2016?
I cannot believe this function is no more available!!!
I would like to add that beside the ability to 'hide slides' from the counter. It would also be highly useful to have a separate counter for each designated section.
This should be standard across the suite of applications and consistent. Big presentations can lose you - you need to know PageNum of NumPages.
I suggest the following workaround: on the slide master, you can insert "/100" (or the total number of slides you have) after <Nr.> and you will have the desired result. Only downside is you have to correct the total number if you change the total number of your slides...
Cleber Iack commented
Since 2016, we have found comments requesting, that is, they do not care.
Real support for Excel tables.
S Bloom commented
With this request now outstanding for MORE THAN 4 years (first post was apparently in 2016) and the number of comments pleading for a "total page number" variable to be available I can only imagine that this forum does not get reviewed. As others have noted this can't be a difficult request. It has been available in MSWord as long as I can remember.
Gustavo Sandoval commented
Hey Shawn and friends:
Now that I'm working in Academia would really love to have this feature. Any chance we can prioritize it? It seems that it has been requested for a while. Best to all!!
Chad S. Hawks commented
This feature - the automatic insertion of total slides - is so crucial to running an efficient meeting and has been a request for so long, I'm dismayed that users still need to vote for it in 2021. It's been a request for such a ridiculously eternal amount of time, I've voted for it from FOUR different companies with four different email addresses. It's a particularly disappointing situation as it seems like such low-hanging fruit for the world's largest presentation software. Can a PP project manager not simply assign an engineer to spend 8 hours or less to update this?