Printing slides can be a very useful way to share your presentation with an audience. Giving out a physical paper copy for viewers to follow along, or review later, can be a great way to make sure your message sticks. However, if you’re sharing with a large audience, printing can get wasteful and expensive. That’s why it helps to print multiple slides on a single sheet of paper. Google Slides makes this easy! Let’s learn how.
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How to Print Multiple Slides on One Page in Google Slides
Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.
1. Find the Print Settings
When you’re ready to print, the first step is to find the print settings. Come up to the File tab on the Google Slides menu, and then click on Print Settings and Preview option down at the bottom:
2. Choose the Number of Slides to Print
On the menu that pops up, you’ll be given a ton of options to customize your printouts. For our purpose, click in the upper left corner on the button that reads 1 slide without notes. This is the default print setting in Google Slides:
Keep in mind that printing too many slides on a single sheet of paper can become too hard to read—especially if you've got a lot of small print on your slides. Four slides is a good number, because it cuts out paper waste while remaining very readable. Let’s go ahead and select 4 slides per page. Google Slides will show you a preview to make sure everything looks great:
3. Print Your Slides
If you’re happy with your new layout, go ahead and click Print in the upper right corner (or press Control + P on Windows, or Command + P on Mac), and follow the commands in the Print window. Remember, you can also change whether you’re printing in portrait or landscape orientation, which will change the size of the slides on the page. Landscape is typically better when printing four slides, as they’ll be wider and taller:
In today’s environment, it literally pays to save paper. When preparing quick Google Slides handouts for your audience, there’s often no need to print each slide on its own page. Instead, try to print multiple slides on a single page. You’ll save money on ink and paper….and a tree somewhere, too!
Learn More about Google Slides
You've just learned how to print multiple slides on one page in Google Slides, but there's so much more you could learn. We've got a great selection of Google Slides tutorials on Envato Tuts+. Study one, or all, to improve your skills. Here are some helpful tutorials to study:
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