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.