PPT does not forget
"PowerPoint numbers slides in several ways and it pays to know the difference.
When you create a new slide, it gets a unique SlideID, a unique number that's read-only… you can't change it manually or programmatically. Reordering the slides won't cause it to change. Once a slide is created, it keeps the same SlideID forever.
SlideIndex is the ordinal number of the slide in the presentation as it's currently arranged. Move a slide around in slide sorter and its SlideIndex changes to reflect its new position in the show."
Slide number, SlideID, SlideIndex and all that jazz
Sample Code to Print Slide Numbers for a Custom Show
"Microsoft PowerPoint has the ability to create custom slide shows, which are subsets of existing slides within your presentation. When you print a custom show, PowerPoint prints the page number defined for that slide. For example, if you print a custom show named My Show that consists of slides 2, 8, and 13 of your presentation, the numbers 2, 8, and 13 appear on the printed output.
This article provides a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that prints out a specified custom show and numbers the pages consecutively, beginning with the number 1."
Working with Slide Objects
Microsoft PowerPoint Objects
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