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Changing the Slide Setup

If you didn't get the printouts you expected from the previous procedure, you can change the selected presentation output, size, and orientation of the presentation in the Page Setup dialog box. To customize your printouts, follow these steps:

  1. Choose File, Page Setup. The Page Setup dialog box appears on-screen, as shown in Figure 7.1.

    Figure 7.1. The Page Setup dialog box enables you to set the position and size of the slides on the page when you print them in Slide view.

  2. Perform one of the following procedures to set the slide size:

    • To use a standard size, select a size from the Slides Sized For drop-down list. For example, you can have slides sized for regular 8.5 × 11 paper, 35mm slides, or an on-screen slide show.

    • To create a custom size, enter the dimensions in the Width and Height text boxes.

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    Spin Boxes The arrows to the right of the Width and Height text boxes enable you to adjust the settings in those boxes. Click on the up arrow to increase the setting by .1 inch, or on the down arrow to decrease it by .1 inch.

  3. In the Number Slides From text box, type the number with which you want to start numbering slides. (This is usually 1, but you may want to start with a different number if the presentation is a continuation of another.)

  4. Under the Slides heading, choose Portrait or Landscape orientation for your slides.

  5. In the Notes, Handouts & Outline section, choose Portrait or Landscape for those items.


    Can I Print Notes and Handouts Differently? If you want your notes printed in portrait orientation and your handouts printed in landscape orientation, just choose Portrait from the Notes, Handouts & Outline section of the Page Setup dialog box and print the notes. Then, before you print the handouts, go back to this dialog box and choose Landscape from the Notes, Handouts & Outline section.

  6. Click OK. If you changed the orientation of your slides, you may have to wait a moment while PowerPoint repositions the slides.



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