Section 85. Print a Presentation

85. Print a Presentation


81 Create a New Presentation

83 Open an Existing Presentation


94 Change a Presentation's Background

Unlike the other programs, such as Writer, Calc, and Draw, Impress offers no print preview. You cannot see a print preview of a presentation due to the slide-by-slide nature of presentations.


If you want a preview of a simple printed copy of your presentation, one slide per printed page, just press F9 and page through your presentation. You are, in effect, seeing a preview of what will appear on the printed page.

Although you learn some about Impress printing options in 82 Set Impress Options , it's critical to delve into the things you may want to print through Impress. In other words, Impress was not designed to be printed but presented. Having said that, you'll still make use of the printer on occasion with Impress as you see here.

Request the Print Dialog Box

Select File, Print from the menu.

Request Print Options

Click the Options button to display the Printer Options dialog box.

Specify Printer Options

Until now, setting up print options is routine and the same as the other programs. You now are at the place, at the Printer Options dialog box, where you determine the Impress settings you need.

The Contents area determines what you want to print. In today's modern world of fast, low-cost color printers, printing both graphics and text isn't as big of a deal, and your audience will appreciate it very much if you print a copy of your presentation to hand out. They will be able to concentrate on your speech and not worry about taking copious notes. Click to select the Handouts option to print multiple slides on one page. Your audience will be able to read the slides, but you won't waste as much paper as you would if you printed one slide per page. 103 Create Presentation Handouts explains how to produce effective audience handouts.

85. Print a Presentation

You may want to print only your speaker's notes by clicking to select the Notes option (see 103 Add Notes to a Presentation ). The notes will print beneath the slides you've attached them to. You might choose to print your presentation's outline. To do that, click to select the Outline option.


By selecting multiple Contents options, Impress prints everythin`g sequentially. For example, you might want to print notes, handouts, and the outline at once.

If you're printing a large presentation, you might want to save some color ink by printing a grayscale or black-and-white version of your presentation for your audience. Use the Grayscale and Black & white options in the Print dialog box to print using only black ink.

The Print section determines whether the date and time appear as well as whether you want to print slides you've set up as hidden. Click OK to close the Print Options dialog box.


You can also use hidden pages for different audiences, unhiding certain pages for audiences those pages were designed for and hiding them for other audiences.

Start Printing

Click the Print dialog box's OK button when you're ready to begin printing. 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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Year: 2005
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