PPT98: How to Print Handout Slides Without Notes Lines

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It is possible to set up a PowerPoint presentation so that it will print as handout pages, with 3 slides per page, but not print the notes lines.

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To set up a PowerPoint presentation, so that you can print 3 slides per handout page, follow these steps:

  1. Insert a blank slide at the end of your presentation.
  2. From the Slide Show menu, click Custom Shows.
  3. Click New, and type the name of the custom show in Slide Show Name box.
  4. Insert the first active slide in your presentation (Slide 1) as slide 1 in the custom presentation.
  5. Set the blank slide that you added in step 1 as slide 2 in your custom presentation.
  6. Set the next active slide in your custom presentation.
  7. Set the blank slide, you added in step 1 as the next slide in your custom presentation.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all the slides in your original presentation have been inserted into the custom presentation.
  9. Click OK, and click Close.
To print the presentation handouts, follow these steps:

  1. From the File menu, click Print.
  2. Click Custom Show, and click the name of the custom show setup in step 4 from the list.
  3. In the Print What list, click Handouts (6 slides per page).
  4. Click OK, to print your handouts.

Article ID: 196811 - Last Review: Oct 3, 2002 - Revision: 1