Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. July 29, 2002
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How to Print Only Certain Slides
Quite often you may need to print only a few slides of a presentation. Perhaps you've updated a couple of slides from an earlier presentation and just need new copies. Maybe the boss scribbled notes on some of the printouts and needs fresh ones. Or . . . could it be? . . . possibly you made a typo on a couple of your slides and don't want to print the entire presentation again?

No matter. PowerPoint makes it simple to print the slides you want and ONLY the slides you want. In fact, there are two ways to do it.

* Use the Slide Sorter: Put PowerPoint in Slide Sorter view and click the first slide you'd like to print. Then hold down the Ctrl key while you click each of the other slides you want to include in your selection of printouts. Now choose File, Print and in the Print dialog box, click Selection in the Print Range section. Choose any other print options you like, then click OK. PowerPoint will print only the slides you selected in Slide Sorter.

* Do it by the numbers: If you prefer to keep track of your presentation by slide number, it's just as simple. Choose File, Print. In the Print dialog box, click Slides in the Print Range area, then enter the slide numbers you want to print separated by commas. For example, enter


to print Slides 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 but no others. You can enter ranges of slides as well. Enter


to have PowerPoint print slide 1 followed by slides 10 to 20 inclusive, and finally slide 25.