Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016     Views: 585

Follow these steps before you add content. If you change the slide size or orientation after you add content, the content might be rescaled. 

  1. If you are using PowerPoint 2016 or 2013, on the Design tab, in the Customize group, click Slide Size > Custom Slide Size. 

  1. If you are using PowerPoint 2010 or 2007, on the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Page Setup. 

  1. In the Slides sized for list, click the size of paper that you will be using. 

  1. NOTE: To print an overhead transparency, click Overhead. 

  1. If you selected Custom in step 2, type or select the measurements that you want in the Width and Height boxes. 

  1. To set the page orientation for the slides, under Orientation, under Slides, click Portrait or Landscape. 

  1. NOTE: By default, PowerPoint slide layouts appear in landscape orientation. Although you can use only one orientation (either landscape or portrait) in a presentation, you can link two presentations to display both portrait and landscape slides in what seems to be one presentation. For more information, see Use portrait and landscape slide orientation in the same presentation. 

  1. In the Number slides from box, enter the number that you want to print on the first slide or handout, with subsequent slides numbered after it. 

  1. Click OK. 


If you are using PowerPoint 2016 for Mac 

  • On the File menu, click Print > Show Details. 

  • Select a layout from the Layout list. For example, select Handouts (2 slides per page). 



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