How to Increase PowerPoint Slide Number Size

A tutorial on increasing PowerPoint slide number size

PowerPoint slide sample.

Make the slide numbers in your PowerPoint presentations stand out by increasing the size of the slide number font. To increase the font size, open the Master Slide and use one of two methods to change the slide number. Changes on the Slide Master are applied to every slide in your presentation.

Instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and PowerPoint for Office 365.

Change Slide Number Size on the PowerPoint Slide Master

The Slide Master controls the look of an entire presentation, including the slide numbers. When you want every slide number to look the same, change the slide number in the Slide Master.

To access the PowerPoint Slide Master:

  1. On the ribbon, go to View.

    PowerPoint slideshow displaying View tab.
  2. Select Slide Master.

    PowerPoint slideshow displaying Slide Master.
  3. Select the Slide Master thumbnail (it's the top slide in the Slide pane). This is where you'll change the font size of the slide number placeholder.

Increase the Font Size to Change the PowerPoint Slide Number Size

There are two different ways to change the font size of the slide number placeholder. Both methods are quick and easy. For both methods, find the slide number placeholder first.

Double-click the slide number placeholder to change the font size:

  1. On the Slide Master slide, locate the slide number placeholder. The placeholder is a # sign and the location varies depending on the template you use. In this example, the placeholder is near the top right of the screen.

    PowerPoint slideshow displaying the page number.
  2. Double-click the slide number placeholder to display the Font toolbar.

    PowerPoint slideshow displaying font dialog.
  3. Select the Font Size dropdown arrow and choose a larger size font for the slide number.

Right-click on the slide number placeholder to change the font size:

  1. On the Slide Master slide, right-click on the slide number placeholder. This displays the Font toolbar, as well as other options for this placeholder.

    PowerPoint slideshow displaying right-click dialog.
  2. Select the Font Size dropdown arrow and choose a larger size font for the slide number.

After you've selected a larger font size and are happy with your changes, select Close Master View to exit the Slide Master View. All the slides in your presentation are updated and display the larger slide number.