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.
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?
This would massively reduce the effort when modifying slide decks.
Didn't this use to BE in an old version of PPT (97? 2000?) PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS. As a professor, it would be helpful for me to know whether I have 5 or 15 slides left in my lecture as I watch the clock.
This is a very important courtesy to the audience. I currently do it manually, wasting considerable time.
The addition of the total number of slides is important for meeting attendees to see and know, e.g. to allow the meeting organizer to inform the presenter if the reamining time would fit the number of remaining slides. It is more than just a gimmick.
Please, do it, very useful, it's frustrating to have thousands of useless tools and not this one. Tiago from Brasil.
Becky Randelin commented
I tried <#> of <##> and had to google for help when it didn't work. Excel's done this for years and PowerPoint still can't do it? Please add this functionality...
Will be usefull if powerpoint itself automatically counts the total number of slides and shows as # of #
I followed the instructions to add the slides and to add Slide # x of _, it does not show on the presentation. This is very frustrating. The feature was available on older versions of PPT. Please bring it back. Too much wasted time.
Genesis Cruz varquez commented
A power point please 1 to a hundred
#/# would be also nice
Please include the total number of slides as well. This is easy to do in Word, it can't be that hard to add to PowerPoint.
ahmed ahmed commented
word, excel, ... but not in powerpoint. That's just annoying!
Seams to me that this feature already existed in old ppt versions (using ##). Maybe I'm confused..
But anyway this should be available, automatic, and should not count the hidden slides. MS please listen to the users.