Q. How do I get my PowerPoint slides to print page numbers?
A. Microsoft seems to have asked itself that same question, and in a recent minor code modification, it changed the default setting so that slide numbers are now automatically included on all printed PowerPoint handouts. Now, if you don't want page numbers to appear on your printed slides, you must disable them as follows. This setting adjustment has been moved from the Advanced Options dialog box to the Print Options dialog box. To disable page numbers on your printed PowerPoint slides, from the File tab select Print, Edit Header & Footer, uncheck the Slide number box circled in the screenshot below, and click Apply or Apply to all.
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