How to Add or Insert a footnote in PowerPoint

The programs of our personal computer have completely changed the way we work daily for the better, since each of the programs that we can use to work make it much easier, or at least fun.

It is impossible not to end up using all kinds of work suites, especially office automation ones, to be able to work, one of the most popular being the suite of Microsoft Office, which includes programs such as Word, Excel and Power Point.

Inside this suite, we have everything we need to be able to do all the work that we can think of that can be done on a computer. We can write all kinds of text documents through Word, as well as doing mathematical and financial work with Excel.

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Also make the necessary edits to the page with Publisher, enter our mail and communicate with Outlook and even save all the notes we want with OneNote. And, we can also make slide shows through PowerPoint.

Powerpoint is a program used to perform slideshows easily and creatively through all its tools. This makes it one of the favorite programs for students and workers of all kinds to be able to talk about a particular topic in front of a group of people. It also gives you the option to create and save different templates to make your presentations more creative.

But, if you have PowerPoint installed, you may have been looking for a way to put footnotes of each of the slides for different reasons, and it really is something that is not very difficult to do. To be able to do it, all you have to do is follow the following tutorial explaining what you need to know.

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The footer in slides

When you are reading a book, you may find that in the bottom of a page you will find notes about something in particular that you are talking about on the page.

These notes are known as footnotes, and they serve several things, among which clarifications can be made about the text or speak / list any original reference that one has of it.

The notes of footer they are something that we can find in lots of documents, both academic books, novels, and even spreadsheets.

With an excellent resource when you need to comment on something in particular on the page you are or to give a better general format to the page in terms of presentation.

For this reason, it should not be surprising that the use of footnotes can also be used within what are slide shows, as it helps the author to put all kinds of quotes or reference about what is being talked about during the presentation without having to fill the slide with too much text.

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Adding footnotes to your PowerPoint slide

Putting footnotes on your slides through PowerPoint is quite simple, since you only have to locate yourself in the place in where do you want the footer to go. Once the text cursor is in this place, you can put the symbol of your preference, although it is recommended that you put a number, such as 1.

Once you have entered the aforementioned number, you must click on the top menu of «Insert» and then enter the option «Header and footer».

Now, you will be able to see that you are in the slide tab, so scroll down to the «Footer» box and activate it, and then put the number 1 or the symbol that you put previously followed by text.

This text will be the footer as such, so think about seeing what you are going to put before clicking «Apply» if you want it to be applied to only that slide where you are or «Apply to all» if you want the changes to be applied to all slides.

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