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How to Add Footers in Google Slides

How to Add Footers in Google Slides

Footers are located at the bottom margin of a document and help showcase information like the date, titles, page numbers, and much more. Using footers, a presenter can communicate extra details to the viewers without distracting them from their slideshow’s content. 

However, Google Slides doesn’t offer a preformatted footer feature like Microsoft PowerPoint. Therefore, we have come up with this step-by-step tutorial to help you manually include a footer in your Google Slides. Here we go!

Adding a Footer in Individual Slides

Step 1: Open your Google Slides presentation.

Step 2: Pick the slide where you want to add a footer.

Step 3: Select the Text Box from the toolbar and drag it to create a text box in the slide. This will be a footer.

Step 4: Put your desired content in the footer.

Adding the Same Footer to Multiple Slides

Step 1: If you have various slides with similar layouts and you want to add a footer to all of them, you can do it effortlessly by :

  • Selecting the slide you want to add a footer.
  • Accessing the master slides by navigating Slide > Edit Theme.
  • It will open the master editor, and by default, the layout master from your chosen slide will be selected. 
  • Click the Insert placeholder drop-down arrow on the toolbar to select the Text Box.
  • Draw a text box and place it by dragging it to the bottom margin of the slide.
  • Insert your desired information in the text box.
  • Change the font type, size, color, and alignment of the text using the options available in the toolbar. 
  • Exit the master editor by clicking the ‘X’ button at the top-right. You will get the footer on all slides derived from this layout master. 

Adding the Same Footer to All the Slides

Step 1: Open your Google Slides presentation. 

Step 2: Go to the master slides by navigating Slide > Edit Theme.

Step 3: Pick the master slide (the parent theme slide).

Step 4: Click the Insert placeholder drop-down arrow on the toolbar and select the Text Box.

Step 5: Draw a text box, resize it, and drag it to where you want it in the slide. 

Step 6: Enter the text in the footer. 

Step 7: Modify the content font, size, color, and style using the options in the toolbar.

Step 8: Click on the ‘X’ button at the top-right to exit the master editor view. This command will bring the footer to all the slides in your presentation, including the cover slide. Follow the command ‘Adding a Footer to Multiple Slides’ to add a footer to all slides except the cover slide.

This brings us to the end of this guide for adding a footer in Google Slides! Keep following for more such helpful tips and guides to make your presentations more appealing!

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