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    Powerpoint Slide X of Y

    Hello,

    In PowerPoint's Slide Master you can insert the "#" field to give the Slide Number.
    But how can I get the TOTAL NO. of slides, like you have the X of Y format in Word?

    Thank you.

    Bob.

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    Re: Powerpoint Slide X of Y

    This is a popular question in the newsgroups. PowerPoint doesn't have built-in support for this, unlike Word. I encountered the following comments in the newsgroups:
    <UL><LI>It is not recommended to include the total number of slides in the footer. The audience will focus on counting down ("still 17 slides to go before we can have coffee") instead of what you are telling them.
    <LI>If you still want to do it, the easiest way is to wait until you have finished creating and editing the presentation, and then manually edit the footer to append " of 37" (or whatever the number is) to the box containing the number of slides. If you add or remove slides after that, you would have to adjust the number.
    <LI>If you wanted the total number of slides to be calculated automatically, it would involve not-so-easy VBA. It would be tricky, because a presentation can contain hidden slides - do you count them or not?[/list]

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    Re: Powerpoint Slide X of Y

    Hans is correct that this is a "manual only" thing in PPT. However, there is now a new add-in available for this.

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    Re: Powerpoint Slide X of Y

    Hans & Echo, Thanks people.

    Bob.

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