Hello my name is Justin.
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When you are available I would be happy to help you the best I can with this and I do believe there is a way to do so.
Let me know when your ready and I will try to walk you through this process.
ok, I'm ready now and I have the presentation open.
Okay, click the design tab at the top of screen.
Okay Click Page Setup.
Okay do you see Number slides from box?
If so change this to a 3, or what ever you would like it to be.
yes, but when i've done this in the past it only changes the slide number will it also change the page number?
Oh, I am sorry. I misunderstood. My apologies. Let me check something real quick on my end.
I don't believe there is a way to change the starting page number when printing. If you like though I can look further on my end to make certain there isn't some method to do this?
no, that's ok
It appears the only way to do this is with some Visual Basic coding.
I see. Well thanks for checking. I assumed as much but I just wanted to make sure.
Not a problem at all, sorry couldn't provide you with a simple solution. Unfortunately the option just isn't there.
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Not a problem at all, happy to help out.