Insert a progress bar or slide progress in PowerPoint.

Show the presentation progressSlide Progress / Progress Bar

Use dynamic symbols to display the presentation progress. Insert a progress bar or slide progress with Smarter Slides.
With the Progress Bar you have a flexible visual tool to show the presentation progress like a battery sign on your phone. Decision is on you whether you want to include all or only selected slides and if you show the progress as percentage, numerical or just visual. Besides the progress bar there is a more standard way to display the progress of your presentation. In a lot of presentations, you will see something like “Slide 4 of 29”. Either this was done with a lot of manual effort and high frustration or our slide progress function was used. With a few clicks all slide numbers are replaced with a flexible numeration. And to limit your frustration you can refresh or delete your progress bar or slide progress with one click.
Insert Progress Bar in PowerPoint presentations

Progress Bar

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Insert Progress Bar
Click to open the Progress Bar Manager to define the settings and to add a progress bar to the presentation.
Refresh Progress Bar
If you have inserted a progress bar with Smarter Slides, click to refresh the progress bar. Primarily the progression of the progress bar will be updated, e.g. if you have inserted or deleted a slide. Besides the progression of the progress bar the format, size and position will be refreshed as well. The master layout regarding the format, size and position is determined by the progress bar on the currently selected slide. Note that if a new slide was inserted the progress bar will not automatically be inserted on this slide. Either copy the progress bar from another slide to the new slide and refresh the progress bar or insert the progress bar on all slides again using the “Insert Progress bar” function.
Remove Progress Bar
If you have inserted a progress bar with Smarter Slides, click to delete the progress bars from each slide.

Progress Bar Manager

Progress description
Besides the visual progress bar, you can choose between “Percentage”, “Numerical” and “None” to decide if and how you want to display the progress. “Percentage” will indicate the progress like this: e.g. “50%” for slide 10 out of 20. “Numerical” will indicate the progress like this: e.g. “10 / 20” for slide 10 out of 20. “None” will only show the visual progress.
Position
Choose the position (“Top-Left”, “Bottom-Left”, “Top-Right” or “Bottom-Right”) for the progress bar. Depending on your selection the elements will be positioned on the slides.
Color options
Click to select the color for the respective part of the progress bar. After click on the color field, the Color Selection Manager window will open to enable the color selection. Default colors can be changed within the Custom Settings Manager.
Scope
Choose between “Select Slides” or “All Slides” to decide on which slides you want to insert the progress bar. “Select Slide” selection will open the Slide Manager to enable the definition of the scope.
Exclude non-selected slides from total scope
If “Select Slides” is chosen as scope you can choose if either only the selection should be counted as total scope or all slides of the current presentation.
OK
Click “OK” to insert the progress bar with the currently made settings. After successfully inserting the progress bar, the pop-up window will disappear.

Slide Progress

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Insert Slide Progress
Click to open the Slide Progress Manager to define the settings and to add the slide progress (e.g. Slide 4 of 29) to the presentation. Note that you need to have at least one slide number placeholder within your presentation to execute this function.
Refresh slide progress
If you have inserted a slide progress with Smarter Slides, click to refresh the slide progress. Only the slide progress indicator will be updated, e.g. if you have inserted or deleted a slide. Note that if a new slide was inserted the slide progress will not automatically be inserted on this slide.
Remove slide progress
If you have inserted a slide progress with Smarter Slides, click to delete the slide progress from each slide. Slide number placeholder will be reset to original master layout settings.

Slide Progress Manager

Prefix
Type in the prefix of the slide progress. The content will be shown in front of the current slide number. As default “Slide” is chosen.
Connector
Type in the connector of the slide progress. The content will be shown between the current slide number and the number of total slides. As default “of” is chosen.
OK
Click “OK” to insert the slide progress with the currently made settings. After successfully inserting the slide progress, the pop-up window will disappear.