Manage slide master placeholders

The easiest way to get text, the slide number, date, or other footer information onto every slide is to utilize the slide master placeholders for these objects.

  1. Switch to the Slide Master (or Title Master) view.
  2. If a placeholder is missing, choose Format → Master Layout to enable the placeholder on the master.
  3. To activate the placeholders, choose View ? Header and Footer.
    • Enter the presentation date or choose Update automatically.
    • Check the slide number option.
    • Enter any other footer information.
  4. Resize and reposition placeholders.
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