How to Create Powerpoint Handouts in Microsoft Word

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When you want to give viewers of your PowerPoint presentation a printed copy of the information you presented in your slide show, you can create handouts in PowerPoint directly from the slides. These handouts are plain and simple to get your point across without wasting a lot of ink or including any graphics. If you would like to make more detailed handouts, though, you can send them to Microsoft Word to expand on and print them.

Things You'll Need

  • Word 2003, 2007 or 2010
  • PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010

Create PowerPoint Handouts in Microsoft Word 2003

  • Open the presentation in PowerPoint 2003.

  • Go to the "File" menu. Point to "Send To" and select "Microsoft Word." The "Send to Microsoft Office Word" dialog box will open.

  • Select either "Blank Lines Next to Slides" or "Blank Lines Below Slides."

  • Click "OK." The PowerPoint handouts will open in Word as a new document. Edit the handouts as desired and then print them.

Create PowerPoint Handouts in Microsoft Word 2007

  • Open the presentation in PowerPoint 2007.

  • Click the "Office Button." Select "Publish" and click "Create Handouts in Microsoft Office Word." The "Send to Microsoft Office Word" dialog box will open.

  • Select either "Blank Lines Next to Slides" or "Blank Lines Below Slides."

  • Click "OK." The PowerPoint handouts will open in Word as a new document. Edit the handouts as desired and then print them to hand out during your presentation.

Create PowerPoint Handouts in Microsoft Word 2010

  • Open the presentation in PowerPoint 2010.

  • Go to the "File" tab and click on "Share."

  • Click "Create Handouts" in the "Share" list. Click the "Create Handouts" button on the right. The "Send to Microsoft Office Word" dialog box will open.

  • Select either "Blank Lines Next to Slides" or "Blank Lines Below Slides."

  • Click "OK" The PowerPoint handouts will open in Word as a new document. Edit the handouts as desired and then print them to hand out during your presentation.

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