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Microsoft PowerPoint

This guide covers the basic tools in PowerPoint 2016 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 File, and choose Print. If you choose Quick Print from the Quick Access Toolbar, you will skip the dialog box shown to the left, and it will default to printing the individual slides in color.

To save as a PDF, go to File, choose Save As, and then choose PDF or XPS



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 to print out each page as a slide or as a handout.

Output: 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.