Presentation software like Google Slides is often a good choice when you need to design a document that you are going to print. The ability to freely position pictures and text boxes on a slide makes it very versatile when designing your document’s layout.
But long presentations can use a lot of paper, which may be unwanted during the design phase, when you simply want to print out a copy of the presentation to make notes, or discuss it with your collaborators. Luckily you have the ability to print 2 slides per page in Google Slides, which can make the presentation much more manageable when it’s on paper.
How to Print More Than One Slide Per Page in Google Slides
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. However, the same steps should also work in other desktop browsers like Edge or Firefox.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the presentation file you want to print.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Print settings and preview option at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Click the 1 slide without notes option in the toolbar, then select the Handout – 2 slides per page option.
Note that this menu also lets you print even more slides on a page, if you wish. Once you’re done, simply click the Print button to print the slideshow with these settings.
Worried that your printed slideshow will bet out of order? Find out how to add page numbers to your slides so that you can keep everything in order more easily.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.