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