How to add slide numbers in Powerpoint

When you are in a long presentation with many slides, it is easy to lose track of where you are. PowerPoint allows you to add slide numbers to each slide. The number of the slide allows you to locate your present slide on the entire presentation.

It is possible to add individual slide numbers to each slide. You can do this by inserting a text box and entering the slide number inside. But, we do not recommend this method. Adding or subtracting slides from the presentation will mess up the numbering. Then, you must adjust the numbering by hand.

Instead, we recommend allowing PowerPoint to add the slide numbers for you. The advantage is automatic updates whenever you add or subtract slides. By default, PowerPoint adds the slide number in the footer area at the bottom of the slides. But, you can add the slide master for your presentation. This will allow moving the slide numbers to where you want, and help you format them.

Let us see how you can do all this.

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How to Change Background Color of a Slide in PowerPoint

By default, PowerPoint offers a white background for all slides. But, you may want to change the background color for better aesthetics.

PowerPoint offers many choices for changing the background color. You can replace it with:

  • Solid Fill — Fill the background with a solid color.
  • Gradient Fill — Fill the background with a color that changes its intensity gradually.
  • Picture or Texture Fill — Fill the background with a chosen picture or texture from a file.
  • Pattern Fill — Fill the background with a pattern.

Let us see how to change the background of a slide.

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How to cite images in Powerpoint

The Internet has many images that you can use in your PowerPoint presentation. Some images are copyright, and you can use them only with the authors’ permission.

You may be using an image in your presentation with or without permission. As a basic courtesy, you must cite the source of your image. In some cases, citing the source is a necessity also. According to some copyrighting laws, you must cite images in specific ways.

In general, citing an image requires mentioning the source of the image and the author’s name. In academic settings, the citation may have to follow a formal style, like APA, MLA, or Chicago. You may have to refer to the specific style guidelines to know the method you have to follow.

The actual process of citing pictures and images in PowerPoint is quite a simple process. We will show you the process in a few simple steps.

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How to extract images from Powerpoint

You may have a PowerPoint presentation with many images. You plan to use some or all the images in another presentation.

2 methods to extract Images from PowerPoint:

  • Extract images one at a time.
  • Extract all the images at a time.

The first option is useful if you have to handle only a few images. If the number of images is high, the second option is a better choice.

We will show you both options. Use these options according to your requirements.

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How to Use an Image as a Background In PowerPoint

PowerPoint offers a large collection of background images and patterns. You can select from them and insert one in your presentation.

However, if for some reason, you would like to use a different image as a background, you can easily do so. You may use any image you have downloaded in your PC or an image from the Internet.

You must be careful when selecting the image to insert. PowerPoint stretches the image to fill the slide.

Therefore, use an image with a proper aspect ratio to avoid distortions. Also, use an image with a high enough definition, as the details will stand out better.

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How To Add Background Music To PowerPoint Presentation

There are several ways to improve your PowerPoint presentation. For instance, you can use built-in themes, infographics, slide transitions, and animations. This will make your presentation unique, attractive, and engaging.

However, adding background music is a totally different ball game. It can lift the genre of your presentation to a new height.

Add the right type of background music to a presentation. Not only will you effectively set its tone, but you will also help to keep the audience enthralled. You will also be making your presentation more memorable.

Adding background music to the PowerPoint presentation is not difficult at all.

Simply follow our instructions step-by-step. You should have your presentation linked to a suitable musical track in no time. You can use any online music track or a music file you have downloaded into your computer.

PowerPoint even allows you to record your own audio for your slides.

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