Print your slides

In PowerPoint Online, you can print one slide per page, with headers and footers. To get more printing layout options, such as handouts and notes, use the desktop version of PowerPoint.

Printing from PowerPoint Online may seem a little unusual. The exact steps depend on the browser you're using. Regardless, PowerPoint Online quickly makes a PDF file to preserve the layout and formatting of the slides, and then you print the PDF file.

  1. From your PowerPoint Online slide show, click File > Print > Print.

    Click the Print button

  2. Wait for the Print panel to open.

    Chrome Print panel options

  3. Next to Destination, click Change to choose a printer. Set any other print layout options you want, such as which slides to print and one-sided versus two-sided printing. (Available options vary by printer.)

    Click Change to choose a printer

  4. Click Print.

    Click Print

To print handouts, see Print handouts using Adobe Reader.

  1. From your PowerPoint Online slide show, click File > Print > Print.

    Click the Print button

  2. Wait for the Print dialog box to open.

    Wait for the printer panel to open

  3. Under Orientation, click Landscape. Set any other print layout options you want, such as which slides to print and one-sided versus two-sided printing. (Available options vary by printer.)

    Under Orientation, click Landscape

  4. Under Printer, choose a printer.

    Choose a printer

  5. Click Print to print your slide show (you might have to scroll to find Print on the print panel).

    Click Print

To print handouts, see Print handouts using Adobe Reader.

  1. From your PowerPoint Online slide show, click File > Print > Print.

    Click the Print button

  2. Click Click here to view the PDF of your document.

    Your PDF is ready

  3. Click the printer icon in the upper right above the slide show.

    Click the printer icon

  4. In the Print dialog box that appears, under Printer, choose a printer.

    Choose a printer

  5. Click OK to print your slide show.

    Click OK to print

  6. When you are finished printing, close the PDF file that was opened for printing in step 2.

To print handouts, see Print handouts using Adobe Reader.

We recommend using the Microsoft Edge web browser instead of Internet Explorer when you're working in PowerPoint Online for a smoother experience when printing.

If you're using Internet Explorer, we recommend that you install Adobe Reader, because having it installed on your computer makes the printing process in PowerPoint Online easier.

  1. From your PowerPoint Online slide show, click File > Print > Print.

    Click the Print button

  2. Click Click here to view the PDF of your document.

    Your PDF is ready

  3. On the Print page that appears, under Orientation, click Landscape. Set any other print layout options you want.

    Click Landscape and other options

  4. In the Name box, choose a printer.

    In the Name box, click the printer name

  5. Click OK to print your slide show (you might have to scroll to find OK on the print page).

    Click OK to print

  6. When you are finished printing, close the PDF file that was opened for printing in step 2.

To print handouts, see Print handouts using Adobe Reader.

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