How to Increase PowerPoint 2007 Slide Number Size

Learn how to increase the size of the slide numbers on all your PowerPoint slides by following the simple directions in this step-by-step tutorial.

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Change Slide Number Size On the PowerPoint Slide Master

Access the PowerPoint slide master
Access the PowerPoint slide master. © Wendy Russell

It is an optional feature for you to add slide numbers to your PowerPoint slides. Here is a step-by-step guide of how to increase the size of the slide number shown on the slides.

Access the PowerPoint Slide Master

  1. Click on the View tab of the ribbon.
  2. Click on the Slide Master button in the Presentation Views section of the ribbon.
  3. Click on the large slide master thumbnail on the left side of the screen.
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Increase the Font Size to Change the PowerPoint Slide Number Size

Enlarge the font to increase the size of the PowerPoint slide number
Enlarge the font to increase the size of the PowerPoint slide number. © Wendy Russell

Slide Number Placeholder

Once you have opened the PowerPoint slide master, make sure that the largest thumbnail slide is selected on the left side of the screen. This will ensure that the slide number on all the slides will be affected.

Change Font Size of the Slide Number

  • Method One
    1. In the slide number placeholder at the bottom right corner of the slide, select the entry (#). This is the code for the slide number.
    2. Hover your mouse over the selected text and the font toolbar should appear.
    3. Select a larger size of the font for the slide number.
  • Method Two
    1. Right-click on the slide number placeholder. This will reveal the font toolbar, as well as other options for this placeholder.
    2. Select a larger size of the font for the slide number.
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