PPT2000: Slide Numbers Don't Change for Custom Shows

ID: Q212466

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When you create a custom show that includes a presentation with slide numbering, the slide numbering on the included presentation remains unchanged when you view the custom slide show.


Custom Show is a feature in PowerPoint that allows you to create a presentation within a presentation instead of creating multiple, nearly identical presentations for different audiences. The original presentation is not modified by custom shows. You are merely changing the order of the slides being shown. Those slides not shown are marked as hidden for the custom show.


Method 1: Omit the Slide Numbers

To omit the slide numbers, follow these steps:
  1. On the Format menu, click Background.

  2. Click to select the Omit background graphics from master check box.

    NOTE: To re-apply the slide numbers, click to clear the Omit background graphics from master check box.

  3. Click Apply To All.

Method 2: Use Separate Presentations

You may also use separate presentations in PowerPoint.


This feature is under review and will be considered for revision in a future release.

Additional query words: 9.0 ppt9 page number renumber PPT2k PPT9.0 PPT2000 9

Keywords          : kbusage 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbprb 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999