Printing Out a Google Presentation

Occasionally you might need a printed version of your slide presentation, perhaps to use as a handout.

When you print your presentation, Google Docs does not print your slides directly to the printer, but instead converts the presentation into a PDF file that you can print.

Click File in the toolbar, and then Print settings and preview.

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This will open a preview window where you can adjust various settings for your print job.

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Perhaps the most useful of the options available from this preview is the ability to adjust the number of slides per printed page, and whether they should be printed with speaker notes or without:

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Another useful option is the ability to remove the background from your slides; if printing on plain white paper, you may want to do this to improve clarity (and save on ink!).

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When you’re finished, a PDF file containing your presentation will be created, which will then be displayed or will be downloaded, depending on which browser you’re using. The PDF can, of course, then be printed using the PDF viewer’s print options.