Monday, November 22, 2010

Save your Students Ink and Paper!

Why not make it easy for your students to print the PowerPoint presentations in your class? You can do this by converting your PowerPoint presentations to PDF files. This way you can put more than one slide on a page and convert the slides to black and white so they don’t waste ink and paper!

There are two ways you can convert your PowerPoint presentations to PDF files. The first, if you have a newer version of Microsoft Office, is to Save As a PDF, click on Options, Publish as Handouts, and select how many slides per page you prefer.

If you don’t have this option in your version of PowerPoint, you can use a FREE software called CutePDF Writer. According to, “CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button!” With CutePDF you will also be able to put more than one slide on each page.

Of course you will still want to have available your ispring PowerPoint presentation, but this additional PDF file will give students the ability to easily print and review your slides. So go ahead and help your students save ink and paper!!!

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