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Print PowerPoint Handouts in PDF Format Without Showing a Date

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Print PowerPoint PDF Handouts Without a Date
Edit Handouts Master to remove date on PowerPoint printouts

Edit Handouts Master to remove date on PowerPoint printouts

© Wendy Russell

A question from a reader about printing in PowerPoint:
”One of the projects I am currently undertaking requires me to compile PowerPoint presentations into PDFs. I am supposed to compile the slides into PowerPoint handouts with 3 slides per page. However, whenever I do that, the date in which I compiled them appears at the upper right hand corner of each page. My client wants that date gone and it is increasingly frustrating, as I have exhausted all of my options. I have searched Google and even Microsoft for the answer. No one seems to have an answer and I was wondering if you could help me.”

Answer: As is often the case, this is a simple task. But, any task is always easy when you know how. It is usually these little, finicky things that drive us bonkers. Here is how to do this:

For PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

Step One: Remove the Date from the Handouts for Printing

  1. Click on the View tab of the ribbon.
  2. In the Master Views section, click on the Handout Master button.
  3. In the Placeholders section, remove the check mark from beside Date.
  4. Click on the Close Master View button.

Next - Step Two: Select a Printing Method for PDF Handouts

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