How to Add Slide Numbers in Google Slides

Slide numbers are a good visual indicator that tell you and your audience at what point of your presentation you currently are. In this new Slidesgo School tutorial, you’ll learn how to add slide numbers in Google Slides. Ready to begin?

Enabling Slide Numbers

  • Open your presentation in Google Slides.
  • Click Insert → Slide numbers.
Slide numbers option in Google Slides
Slide numbers option from Insert menu
  • A new window will open, where you can enable or disable slide numbering. Click “On” to enable slide numbering. Check “Skip title slides” if you don’t want numbers to appear on title slides.
Slide numbers window in Google Slides
Slide numbers window
  • There are two ways to apply the changes:
  1. Apply: If you click this button, the changes will be applied to all the slides.
  2. Apply to selected: If you click this button, the changes will be applied only to the selected slides. As a reminder, to select multiple slides, hold Shift or Ctrl while you click them.
  • Once you click one of these two buttons, the numbers will appear on the slides.
Applying slide numbers in Google Slides
Applying slide numbers

Editing Slide Numbers

  • Run Google Slides and open the presentation in which the slide numbers are enabled.
  • Google Slides allows you to edit each slide number individually, just like any other text box. However, if you want to edit all the numbers at the same time, click Slide → Edit master.
Accessing the master slides in Google Slides
Accessing the master slides
  • Select the slide master (the first one, which acts as the parent slide) and click the box that contains a “#” character, located at the bottom-right corner. This is the slide number box.
Slide number box in Google Slides
Slide number box
  • Adjust the font, the style, the fill, the position and any other parameters. When you’re done, exit the slide master editor by clicking the “X” button. The changes will be applied to all the slides (if you don’t exit the editor this way, the changes might not be saved).
Editing the slide number box in Google Slides
Editing the slide number box