Powerpoint Footer Not Showing (Easy Fix)

If your PowerPoint’s footer is missing, it’s probably turned off in the Slide Master view. To rectify, go to View > Slide Master, tick the “Footer” box under “Master Layout”, and close the Master View. This will make the footer appear on all slides.

The primary culprit behind a missing footer is its deactivation in the Slide Master view. Not many are aware, but the Slide Master dictates the overall design template of your presentation, including the visibility of footers. When it’s turned off here, it disappears from the entire presentation. Here’s how to fix it:

Step 1: Access the Slide Master

Open the PowerPoint presentation where the footer is missing. Then, go to the View tab and click on Slide Master.

Step 2: Activate the Footer

In the Slide Master view, tick the checkbox for “Footer” under the “Master Layout” group.

Step 3: Exit Slide Master View

Click “Close Master View” when you’re done. That’s it! After pursuing these steps, the footer should appear on all of your slides.


Footer is often an important part of the presentation as it can contain information such as slide number, date, or author name. So if your footer is missing, be sure to check the Slide Master view to turn it on.

We hope this blog post was helpful in showing you how to make your PowerPoint footer appear. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!