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Are you looking for a quick and easy tutorial to insert and edit PowerPoint footers? Then you have come to the right place. Sometimes the little things make creating presentations easier and optimize a PowerPoint document - for example, a footer. But PowerPoint can become more and more confusing as more and more icons and areas are added to the ribbon.
In this article we will show you not only how to insert a footer into PowerPoint presentations but also how to edit a footer in the slide master.
The most important benefits of PowerPoint footers are:
In this section we will show you how to edit your footers individually using the slide master and then repeat the footers on all slides of your presentations with just a few clicks.
To open the slide master, click on the View tab on the ribbon and then on the Slide Master button in the Master Views group.
You will see that the date and page number can also be edited at this point.
We show you how to create and format your own slide master in our article "How-To: Create and Customize PowerPoint Master Slide".
Use the top-most slide in the Slide Master to edit your footnote. You can apply common footnote formatting such as:
Each change need be made only once in the top master slide because it then automatically repeats on all the master layouts under it.
How to apply your footer edits to the entire PowerPoint presentation:
In the slide master, click the Close Master View button on the right-hand side ribbon.
Now your formatting is applied to all slides so you do not have to edit each footer individually. Even if you add another slide to your presentation, the footer will be displayed with the right layout and in the right place.
Is your footer not showing?
Check again the dialog window which we explained above in the „How to insert and edit a footer in PowerPoint“ section. In that dialog the footer must be activated and applied to all.
Good to know:
Even with a footer that has been inserted via the slide master, you can move individual footers with the mouse.
If you have moved your footer on a slide and would like it to be displayed in the original position again, simply right-click on the thumbnail of the slide and then on Reset Slide. The footer will go back to its original position (as specified in the slide master).
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