How to Add Slide Numbers in Google Slides

Google Slides is a great application to use when you need to make a slideshow or presentation for work or school. It’s simple to use, similar to Powerpoint, and the fact that it automatically saves your presentations to Google Drive helps to ensure that you can access them from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Occasionally your slideshows will be very long, or need to be printed out. In these situations it can be tough to remember where you are, or you may have trouble getting a presentation back into the correct order if a printed version somehow winds up in the wrong order. Fortunately you can add slide numbers to help resolve these potential problems.

 

How to Add Page Numbers to a Presentation in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but should work in other desktop Web browsers as well. Note that this setting is only applied to the presentation that is currently opened. This will not add slide numbers to any existing presentations, nor any future ones that you create.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive and open the presentation to which you want to add the slide numbers.

 

Step 2: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

choose the Insert menu at the top of the screen

 

 

Step 3: Select the Slide numbers item near the bottom of the menu.

select the slide numbers option

 

 

Step 4: Choose whether or not you wish to add the slide numbers to title slides, then click the blue Apply button. Note that there is an “Apply to selected” option if you only want to add slide numbers to some of the slides, instead of all of them. If so, then you will need to select those slides prior to step 2 above.

how to add slide numbers in google slides

 

 

You can add page numbers in other Google productivity applications as well. For example, this article will show you how to add page numbers in Google Docs for documents that you create in there.

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