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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and 2013

This guide covers the basic tools in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 and offers some information about designing good PowerPoint slides.

Printing and Saving as PDF

Whether you choose to print your presentation or save it as a PDF to put on the web, the choices are similar, so we’ll discuss them together.

To print your presentation, go to the File Ribbon, and choose Print. If you choose Quick Print from the Quick Access Toobar, you will skip the dialog box shown to the lower right, and it will default to printing the individual slides in color.

To save as a PDF, go to the File Ribbon, choose Save As, and then choose PDF or XPS. Click on the Options… button to access the dialog box shown at the right. This 

Print Settings:

Slides: This is where you can choose to print all slides, one slide, or a custom range of slides (type the range of slides in the box underneath).

Print Layout: This is where you can choose the size of your slides, and if you want to print them as a handout.

Color Settings: You can print your slide in color, grayscale, or black and white.

Press Print to print or exit the Options dialog box for the Save as PDF.  For the Save as PDF, press the Save button to create the PDF.