Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
See Chapter 5 for more on formatting.
By default, slide numbering starts with 1. You can start with some other number if you like
by following these steps:
1. Close Slide Master view if it is open. To do so, click Slide Master
2. Click Design
Custom Slide Size. The Slide Size dialog
3. In the Number Slides From box, increase the number to the desired starting
4. Click OK.
You can insert the slide number on an individual slide, either instead of or in addition to the numbering on the slide master.
Position the insertion point, and then click Insert Text Insert Slide Number. If you are in Slide master view, this places a code on
the slide master for the slide number that looks like this: <#>. If you are on an individual slide, it inserts the same code, but the
code itself is hidden and the actual number appears. If the insertion point is not in an editable text area when you click Insert Slide
Number, the Header and Footer dialog box opens instead; click Cancel, reposition the insertion point, and try again.
The footer is blank by default. Select the Footer check box, and then enter the desired text
in the Footer box. You can then format the footer text from the slide master as you would
any other text (see Chapter 5 for details about formatting). You can also enter the footer
text in the Header and Footer dialog box’s Footer text box.
Don’t Show on Title Slide
This check box in the Header and Footer dialog box suppresses the date/time, page number,
and footer on slides that use the Title Slide layout. Many people like to hide those elements
on title slides for a cleaner look and to avoid repeated information (for example, if the cur-
rent date appears in the subtitle box on the title slide).
Customizing and Creating Layouts
In addition to customizing the slide master (including working with its preset placeholder
boxes, as you just learned), you can fully customize the individual layout masters.
A layout master takes some of its settings from the slide master with which it is associ-
ated. For example, by default it takes its background, fonts, theme colors, and preset place-
holder positioning from the slide master. But the layout master also can be individually