How to Delete Slide Numbers in Powerpoint 2013

It’s surprising how some of the smallest changes to a slideshow can have the biggest impact on usability for both the slideshow’s audience and its presenters. This could be something as small as a check mark, or tiny numbers that appear in the corner of each slide.

Slide numbers in a Powerpoint 2013 slideshow provide a helpful method of keeping track of where you are in your presentation. But you may encounter situations where the slide numbers are distracting, or you are printing the slides and reorganizing them in a way that makes the slide numbers confusing.

Fortunately slide numbers are a customizable setting in Powerpoint 2013 presentations, and you can choose to remove them. Our guide below will help you find the slide number setting so that you can turn it off, if you so choose.

Delete Powerpoint 2013 Slide Numbers

The steps in this article will remove the slide numbers from all of the slides in your presentation. However, you can choose whether there is a page number at the bottom of each individual slide in your presentation by following the steps below, but clicking the Apply option instead of the Apply to All option. You will then need to manually go through and adjust this setting for each individual slide.

Would you prefer that your presentation was in the portrait orientation instead of landscape? Change the slide orientation in Powerpoint 2013.

  1. Open the Powerpoint presentation containing the slide numbers that you wish to delete.
  1. Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.
click the insert tab
  1. Click the Slide Number button in the Text section of the ribbon at the top of the menu.
how to delete slide numbers in powerpoint 2013
  1. Check the box to the left of Slide number to remove the check mark. You can then click the Apply to All button to remove the slide number from every slide in your presentation. As mentioned earlier, you could alternatively click the Apply button if you only wish to remove the slide number from the current active slide.
uncheck the slide number box

Is there a slide in your presentation that you no longer need? Learn how to delete a slide in Powerpoint 2013 to completely remove the entire slide from your presentation.