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.
please make showing the slide numbers and total number of slides on every slide more automatic.
Please make "Showing the slide number and total number of slides on every slide" more automatic
Is good idea. In Excel, this function is very usefull.
Flo Duzes commented
Why is it still not available?
NOTE: This funtion is alredy available in LibreOffice Impress.
Problem #1: Sometimes you want a handful of slides to have the same page number (useful for exporting a PDF and only having the final slide of a multi-slide build composition build be the one that appears in the PDF) , but in presentation mode it take multiple clicks to get there.
Problem #2: Slide numbers would be more useful if you know the actual total number of slides…
Problem #3: If you want to change the style/position of page numbers in a deck, you have to first delete them on every slide, a tedious process if you have 50+ slides.
Problem #4: Some people want page numbers to reset on each section (and want the “total page number” to reflect page total pages in that section).
Page Number position / style controlled still controlled in Master Slide and Layouts… but add new code snippet for total slides as mentioned by OP (such as "<total#>"). And also add a Dynamic Page Numbers tab or window that shows the following 3 options and a table of checkboxes following it:
☑ Dynamic Slides On
☑ Animate slide numbers with slide content on Dynamic Content transitions (if left unchecked, prev slide number simply fades out and new slide number fades in during transition)
☑ Reset Slide Numbers and Totals for Each Section
Then under those 3 top checkboxes, is a four-column table, showing every slide number down the left column and check boxes in the 3 columns to the right of each slide number:
Column 1: Slide Number and/or Slide Title
Column 2: Count Slide in Total? (checkboxes)
Column 3: Show Slide Number? (checkboxes)
Column 4: Include Slide in PDF exports? (checkboxes)
Note 1: If a slide has Column 2 unchecked (don't count slide), but Column 3 checked, then it would display the same slide number as the preceding slide.
Note 2: Slide numbers cannot be edited on the slides at all. They are totally locked-in-place z-axis foreground elements — their styles/positions are set on the master slide and layout slides.
Sooo....any backwards compatibility issues?
No. It's simple. The first checkbox was Dynamic Slides On. This is a SUPPLEMENTARY tool.. If you turned this on the slide numbers would be added to the slides — in addition to the old ones that are already there. In the rare case someone wants to add Dynamic Slide Numbers to an OLD presentation, yes they would have to go in and delete the old slide numbers on every slide. It's a rare occurrence, but at least it would only have to be done once.
Irani Braga Ramos commented
I'd like the total number of slides to be inserted automatically, like numPages in microsoft Word.
Doing this "by hand" is just a pain in the neck.
Please put it on the top of your update priorities.
Just came here after finding an official support page which actually suggests doing this "by hand" :O
How is that we can't do it in ppt while we can in word ?
Xavier Woon commented
Please enable this feature slide # of #
Kristina Kozaj commented
I agree with every other comment on this thread. Kindly include it in one of the tens of updates you keep coming up with. Please.
I'd like the total number of slides to be inserted automatically, like numPages in microsoft Word. Why on earth should we be doing this manually when a machine can do it more accurately?
and it's available in word and excel by inserting a the NumPages field. Why can we not insert document fields in powerpoints? "Hand Counting" the number of slides is so 1990's...
Egbert Keßler commented
I can only repeat another user: That's a so trivial thing that I'm wondering why it isn't implemented yet.
It would indeed be very interesting. Because when we have noted "by hand" the total number of pages, it often happens then that we add or remove a few slides and the information is incorrect.
it is mandatory in public administration
that's a so trivial thing that I'm wondering why it isn't implemented yet.
Ryno Lacock commented
MS Word can do this. Why not Power point as well?
And have option to do seperate counts for different sections. So section 2 can start again with slide 1 of 10 (and then 10 being to total of section 2).