PowerPoint allows you to print your presentation as slides, notes, handouts, or even outlines. Choose File > Print… from the menu bar. This will bring up the “Print” dialog box. Select File menu > Print… . This will bring up the “Print” dialog box.
- In the “Print what” pull-down menu, choose the item you would like to print.
- If you choose “print handouts“, you have the option to choose the number of slides you want to print on each page. The “3 slides per page” option is particularly useful because it displays small versions of your slides on the left half of the page, and leaves space for your students to write on notes on the right side of the page.
- If you choose “print slides”, what you will get is one slide per page. Obviously, this is not the most efficient way (in terms of paper and ink) to print your presentation. However, it is useful if you wish to print transparencies of your slides as a backup in case of a system failure.
- If you choose “print outline view” you will get only the text of your slides (as it appears in outline view) but none of the graphics or animation.