Creating a PowerPoint handout is a great way to provide your audience with additional information or a condensed version of your presentation. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a PowerPoint handout:

  1. Prepare Your PowerPoint Presentation: First, create your presentation as you normally would, including all the slides and content you want to share with your audience.
  2. Open the Print Dialog: Once your presentation is ready, go to the “File” menu in PowerPoint and select “Print” or press Ctrl + P (Cmd + P on Mac) to open the print dialog box.
  3. Select Handout Layout: In the print dialog box, you’ll see various printing options. Look for the section that says “Settings” or “Print Layout” and find the option for “Full Page Slides.” Next to it, there should be a dropdown menu. Click on it and select “Handouts.” This will allow you to print multiple slides per page.
  4. Choose Handout Settings: After selecting the handout option, you can customize how many slides you want to appear on each page. You can choose between options like 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 9 slides per page. Select the option that best fits your needs.
  5. Adjust Handout Orientation and Margins: You may also want to adjust the orientation (landscape or portrait) and margins of your handout. These options are usually available in the print dialog box under the “Page Setup” or “Printer Properties” section. Ensure that the settings match your preferences.
  6. Preview Your Handout: Before printing, it’s a good idea to preview your handout to make sure everything looks as expected. Many print dialog boxes have a preview option that allows you to see how your handout will look before printing.
  7. Print Your Handout: Once you’re satisfied with the preview, you can proceed to print your handout. Make sure your printer is selected and click the “Print” button to generate the handout.
  8. Review and Distribute: After printing, review the handouts to ensure they look accurate and professional. You can then distribute them to your audience either before, during, or after your presentation.

By following these steps, you can easily create and print PowerPoint handouts to accompany your presentations.

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