Answered By: Amy Campbell Last Updated: Dec 01, 2015 Views: 657
If you have PowerPoint 2013 or 2010, you can save your PowerPoint file as a PDF file with 3 slides per page and note lines to the right.
For PowerPoint 2013:
- Open your PowerPoint and click on File.
- Click on Export, choose Create PDF/XPS Document, then click on the box that says Create PDF/XPS.
- Make sure Save as type: says PDF (*.pdf), then click on Options...
- Under Publish options, change the Publish what: drop-down to Handouts, and then change Slides per page to 3. If your slides have a light background, you may also wish to check the box for Frame slides to add a thin border around your slides.
- Click on OK.
- Make sure the File name is the way you want it and select the location where you want to save the PDF file.
- Check the box for Open file after publishing if you want to view the finished PDF file immediately after it's created.
- Click Publish. That's it!
For PowerPoint 2010, you will first need to download and install a free PDF maker such as CutePDF Writer. (Note: this isn't needed if you have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your computer.)
- Open your PowerPoint and click on File, then select Print.
- Under Printer, choose CutePDF Writer (or other PDF creator) in the dropdown menu.
- Under Settings, choose 3 slides under Handouts. On this same dropdown menu, you may wish to check the box for Frame Slides to add a thin border around your slides. Checking the box for Scale to Fit Paper will make the slides as big as possible.
- Click the square Print "button" at the top of the page.
- On the Save As pop-up box, choose the location where you would like to save your new PDF file, then click Save.
- Go to your new file and open it to be sure it looks the way you wanted, and you're done!