When you are printing your slides in Powerpoint 2010, either for your own records or as handouts for your audience, it can be difficult to tell where one slide ends and another begins, particularly when you are printing a large number of slides on one page. This problem is multiplied even more if your slides are very full and contain a lot of information along the edges. This can generate printed slide pages that look jumbled, and might accidentally confuse your audience. One way to alleviate this problem is by learning how to print a frame around your slides in Powerpoint 2010, which offers a visual boundary that identifies the information that should be contained to each slide.
Printing Slides with Frames in Powerpoint 2010
Although it may seem that way because of how you design and edit your slides, Powerpoint slides do not technically have borders or frames. The default setting when printing multiple slides per page will include a frame around each slide, but if you have inadvertently changed this setting at some point, or if you are trying to put a frame around pages with only one slide, then that is an option you can configure yourself.
Step 1: Open the slideshow in Powerpoint 2010 to which you want to add frames when printing.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Print at the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Full-page Slides drop-down menu at the center of the window, then click the Frame Slides option.
Note that this is the menu that you will use to configure the number of slides that are printed on each page in Powerpoint.
Step 5: Once you have configured all of the settings that you need for your printed Powerpoint presentation, click the Print button at the top of the window.
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