Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to reduce the margins of a PPT handout

Every time I print handouts of my presentation, PowerPoint always leaves large unnecessary white space around the individual slide. This is a predetermined setting, which is quite annoying.
Here is one simple tip to reduce the margins of the handout and enlarge the slide images:

Step 1:
In the PowerPoint, Print  -> "Print What" choose "Slides"-> OK
For example, print it to "single_slide.pdf"

Step 2:
Open the "single_slide.pdf" in Adobe Acrobat or any other pdf viewer.
File -> Print -> Properties -> Layout -> "Pages Per Sheet" -> choose the number of slides you want on each page -> OK
For example, print it to "double_slides.pdf"

Here you go, now you can have a handout with smaller margin in the "double_slides.pdf".

1 comment:

  1. Many thank for sharing on your knowledge about this fields, I truly appreciate it.

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