Problem: You’re unable to select and change the text in the footer at the bottom of your Slides.

Solution: If the text you want to edit is truly in a footer, you should be able to edit it by going to the Insert tab and then clicking Header & Footer. For the full procedure, see: Add a footer to your Slides.

Another possibility is the text you see at the bottom of the slide isn’t really a footer, but a random text box. This is text that is most likely on either the slide master or one of the accompanying slide layouts. To delete or change the text, do the following:

  1. On the View tab, click Slide Master.

    Why can't I select and change the text in the footer?

  2. At the top of the thumbnail pane, check the slide master for the text.

    Why can't I select and change the text in the footer?

    If the slide master doesn’t contain the text, check the accompanying slide layouts below it in the thumbnail pane.

  3. Select the text and change or delete it.

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