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Printing I: Know your options

Types of printouts
See what your choices are for printing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and get some handy troubleshooting tips along the way.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use print preview to see what you're about to print.
  • Choose when to print slides, handouts, notes, or outlines.
  • Add and change headers, footers, and notes before printing.
  • Take advantage of Microsoft Word options for printing.

Note     This is the first of two courses. The second course, Printing II: Work with color commands, covers the color, grayscale, and black and white choices for printing your presentations. It also explains how to show just what you want in a printout, particularly when you print in black and white.

What can you print in PowerPoint? Choices range from slides to handouts to speaker notes. Discover the details — and strengths — of each.

Want additional layout choices for your presentation? Find them in Microsoft Office Word, along with flexibility in managing page space.

Last, set some defaults for printing, and get answers and workarounds for common questions and problems.

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