How do I add a Footer to all Slides in PowerPoint?

Adding a footer to all slides in PowerPoint can give your presentation a professional touch. Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how.

Step 1: Open PowerPoint

  • Open PowerPoint on your computer.

Step 2: Open your Presentation

  • Open the presentation to which you want to add a footer.
  • If you haven’t created a presentation yet, start a new one by selecting “File” and then “New Presentation”.

Step 3: Access the Slide Master View

  • In the “View” tab on the ribbon, click on “Slide Master”.
  • This will open the Slide Master view, where you can make changes to the master slide that will be applied to all slides in the presentation.

Step 4: Locate the Footer Placeholder

  • In the Slide Master view, look for the footer placeholder on the master slide.
  • It is usually located at the bottom of the slide.

Step 5: Add the Footer Text

  • Click inside the footer placeholder to activate it.
  • Type the desired text for the footer, such as the presentation title, date, or slide number.
  • You can also format the text, change its font, color, and size using the options in the ribbon.

Step 6: Customize the Footer

  • Resize and reposition the footer placeholder as needed.
  • If desired, you can also add additional elements to the footer, such as a logo or a horizontal line, by using the options available in the ribbon.

Step 7: Apply Changes to all Slides

  • Once you have made the desired changes to the footer on the master slide, click on “Close Master View” in the “Slide Master” tab on the ribbon.
  • The footer will now be applied to all slides in your presentation.

Step 8: Preview and Save

  • Preview your slides to ensure that the footer appears as expected on each slide.
  • Make any necessary adjustments if the footer is not displaying correctly.
  • Finally, save your presentation to preserve the changes you’ve made.


By following these simple steps, you can easily add a footer to all slides in PowerPoint. A consistent footer not only enhances the professional look of your presentation but also provides important information to your audience throughout the slide deck.

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