# Question: How many slides can you have in a PowerPoint presentation?

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## How many slides can a PowerPoint have?

>> Technically, there is no limit. Let’s make that “no practical limit”. The numbers it uses internally to track slides (SlideIndex, SlideID and such) are all Longs, meaning that PPT will probably get a very bad tummy-ache once there are more than 16million and some-odd slides.

## How many PowerPoint slides is too many?

Some experts recommend 1 to 2 slides per minute, or 30 to 60 slides for an hour-long talk. That’s about the average count in corporate presentations—but most of them cram too much information on each slide. If you’ve broken your content down to one idea per slide, you may end up with more than 60 slides.

## What is the 5 to 8 rule in PowerPoint?

That means allowing no more than five words per text line, having no more than five lines of text per slide, and never having more than five text-heavy slides in a row. More than anything, you want your slides to be as readable as possible.

## How many slides is a 30 minute PowerPoint?

Now you can look at your content and do a few quick calculations to get a rough idea of how many slides you might need. For a 30-minute presentation with 5 points with two subpoints each and a takeaway, that’s in the neighborhood of 20 slides.

## How many slides do I need for a 15 minute presentation?

A 15-minute presentation should have 15-20 slides. Aiming for one slide per 45-60 seconds in your presentation allows you to be informative and professional without sharing too little or too much. The goal is to keep Goldilocks attention, focus on your message and the shared outcomes.

## How many slides can you present in 45 minutes?

So, how many slides for a 45 minute presentation? Following the previous advices, plus the 10/20/30 rule, if a presentation of 20 minutes takes 10 slides, a 45 minute presentation would take between 20 and 25 slides.

## How many slides is a 10 minute presentation?

Given the normal speed of speech, you should consider a 10-minute talk the same as a 1500-word paper. Rule of thumb for the number of slides is 10 slides for 10 minutes, and many speakers will vary between 20 to 30 seconds or a minute per slide. Create only 10 or 12 slides to be used during this 10-minute period.

## What is the 4×5 rule for PowerPoint presentations?

It is a streamlined approach to ensure you won’t be the one reading word-for-word from your PowerPoint and that your audience will not lose focus. The 5X5 Rule is simple. For every slide, no more than 5 bullet points with no more than 5 words per bullet point.