You can print your presentation as individual slides so that one slide fills the entire sheet of paper, as slide handouts, or as notes pages. Recall that slide handouts include several slides printed on one sheet of paper. You can print 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 9 slides per page and then distribute the printed handouts to your audience. The size of the slides on the printout varies, depending on the number of slides that you choose to print per page.
Clicking the Print button on the Standard toolbar prints one copy of each slide in the presentationfilling the entire page with the slide. Printing a presentation in this manner uses a large amount of ink or toner, depending on the type of printer to which your system is connected. The majority of the projects in this textbook require that you print handouts, not slides, which conserves paper and printer supplies. To change the print options, use the Print dialog box.
Display the File menu, and then click Print. Take a moment to study the table in Figure 1.33, which describes what you can do in each section of the Print dialog box.
In the lower left portion of the dialog box, click the Print what arrow, and then from the displayed list, click Handouts.
Under Handouts, click the Slides per page arrow, and on the displayed list, click 6 to print all six slides in the presentation on one page. Notice that the Preview box to the right indicates six slides.
In the same dialog box section, click the Vertical option button.
At the bottom of the dialog box, click the Color/grayscale arrow. Click Grayscale. If necessary, click to select the Frame slides check box so that a thin border surrounds each slide on the printout, thus giving the printout a finished and professional look.
Under Print range, verify that the All option button is selected so that all of the slides in the presentation are included in the handouts printout. Under Copies, in the Number of copies box, verify that 1 displays so that only one copy of the handouts is printed. Compare your dialog box to Figure 1.34.
In the lower left corner of the Print dialog box, click Preview.
Another Way: To Display the Presentation in the Print Preview Window
You can display the Print Preview window at any time by clicking the Print Preview button on the Standard toolbar.
On the Print Preview toolbar, click Landscape .
On the Print Preview toolbar, click Options , point to Printing Order and then click Horizontal. Slides 1, 2, and 3 display in the top row and slides 4, 5, and 6 display in the bottom row. Compare your Print Preview window to Figure 1.35.
On the Print Preview toolbar, click Portrait .
On the Print Preview toolbar, click Print to return to the print dialog box, and then click OK.
On the Print Preview toolbar, click Close .
In this activity, you will print Notes Pages for the slides that contain speakers notes.
Display the File menu, and then click Print.
In the lower left corner of the Print dialog box, click the Print what arrow, and then from the displayed list, click Notes Pages.
Under Print range, click the Slides option button and notice that the insertion point is blinking in the Slides box.
In the Slides box, type 2,6
NotePrinting Several Sequential Slides
You can print several sequential slides by using a hyphen between slide numbers. For example, typing 35 in the Slides box results in printouts that include slides 3, 4, and 5.
Under Print what, click the Color/grayscale arrow, and then from the displayed list click Grayscale. Compare your dialog box to Figure 1.36.
In the lower right corner of the Print dialog box, click OK to print the two notes pages.
Check your Chapter Assignment Sheet or Course Syllabus, or consult your instructor, to determine if you are to submit your assignments on paper or electronically using your colleges course information management system. To submit electronically, go to Step 8, and then follow the instructions provided by your instructor.
Save the presentation.
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