How to Add a Footer in PowerPoint 2013

Adding a footer in PowerPoint 2013 is easy and allows you to display useful information like date, time, slide number, or custom text on the bottom of slides. Here is a step-by-step guide to adding footers in PowerPoint 2013:

Why Add a Footer

Adding a footer in PowerPoint presentations can:

  • Display slide numbers – This helps the audience keep track of what slide they are viewing.
  • Show date and time – You can set the footer to automatically update the date and time. This is useful for tracking versions of the presentation.
  • Add custom text – Include text like presentation title, author name, or organization.
  • Apply to all slides – The footer will appear on every slide, providing consistency.

How to Add a Footer

Follow these simple steps to add a footer in PowerPoint 2013:

  • On the Insert tab, click Header & Footer.
  • In the Header and Footer dialog box, select the Slide tab.
  • Check the box for Footer to activate the footer.
  • Select footer elements like:
  • Date and time – Also pick date format.
  • Slide number
  • Don’t show on title slide – Omit footer from title slide.
  • Footer text – Type any custom text.
  • Click Apply to All to add footer to all slides.
  • Click Apply to only add footer to selected slide.

Customizing the Footer

You can customize the footer in a few ways:

  • Edit Footer Text – Double-click the footer text box on a slide to edit it.
  • Change Fonts/Colors – Select footer text box and use Font/Paragraph groups on Home tab.
  • Move Position – Drag the footer text box to reposition it.
  • Turn Off Per Slide – Uncheck footer box in Header & Footer dialog for that slide.
  • Modify Slide Master – For global changes, edit footer placeholders on Slide Master.

Footers for Handouts/Notes

To add footers to handouts and notes pages:

  • Go to Insert > Header & Footer.
  • Click the Notes and Handouts tab.
  • Select options like Header, Footer, Date and time, and Page number.
  • Click Apply to All.

Adding footers in PowerPoint 2013 slides, handouts, and notes is very simple. Use them to display useful information for your audience. The footer will provide consistency across all presentation slides.