Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hint when printing Powerpoint slides

Want to print out Powerpoint slides two or more to a page?

One way of course is to go to Print and then in the dialog box where it says "Print what" select "Handouts" and then in the "Slides per page" dropdown you can pick 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 9 slides to a page.

From Innovation Bootcamp

But there is a much better way.  The Powerpoint default leaves far too much space around the slide than you normally need to take notes.  If the slides print with a white background (as all slides should) then you can take notes directly on the slide and you don't need that giant border.

The better way is to go to Print and then select the Properties tab.  This tab is organized differently for every printer, but look for a dropdown titled something like "Pages per sheet" (HP's language).  You may need to hunt through several tabs of the dialog box.  Choose 2 or 4 pages per sheet and then select Orientation = Landscape.

From Innovation Bootcamp

1 comment:

  1. Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article



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