Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Use MS Power Point to Customize Presentation Handouts.

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by | Filed Under: MS PowerPoint, Uncategorized

We’ve all seen and used the standard PowerPoint handouts.


Without a doubt they’re often helpful for the audience but let’s face it, there are times when you want to give your audience a bit more in a handout without actually adding that information to the slide.

Given that situation, you’ve got to wonder if there’s a way to easily customize those standard handouts to include more than just the slides and a few blank lines.

While I’m sure there are many feasible solutions to the situation today I’d like to take a look at the Create Handouts feature that’s a part of PowerPoint 2010’s Save & Send set of choices.

Under the File tab of the Ribbon, select Save & Send then click Create Handouts.


On the far right you’ll see an explanation for this choice.


As you can see when you use this function, you are actually sending the handouts to a Word document.

After you click the Create Handouts button below the explanation, you’ll be presented with the following dialog box:


Here you’ll have to make a few decisions regarding exactly what setup you want PowerPoint to use when creating your Word document handouts.

Select an option and click OK.

Once it’s in Word, you can easily edit it, just like any other document, and add in that extra stuff you’d like to include without the hassle of actually altering your slides.

Voila! Customized presentation handouts with minimal extra effort… sounds like a good plan to me!

~ April

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive