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Printing Slides in Keynote

Posted: February 8th, 2008, 10:32 pm
by cheryl
I am not satisfied with the built in slide printing capabilities of Keynote. In PowerPoint, I can easily set the printer options to print 6 slides on a page, taking up most of the page and leaving just a bit of white space on the paper. But I cannot seem to replicate this effect in Keynote, and fear I may have to install all of Office 2008 just to get print my professor's presentations for class.

Any ideas?

Re: Printing Slides in Keynote

Posted: April 25th, 2008, 4:13 pm
by jwpacker
I know it's been forever, Cheryl, but did you ever get an answer to your question?

Because the answer is to print the Keynote presentation, click the down-arrow button next to to the printer name and open the advanced options. There, tell it you want to print a handout, set it to no more than three or four slides per page, and check 'Add Rule Lines' to have the space to make notes during class.

We were in a similar situation recently, and the only thing that saved us was having the very wonderful Apple Training Series book on iWork 08 (

Re: Printing Slides in Keynote

Posted: April 25th, 2008, 6:45 pm
by Turboladdade
Strangely, my roommate had exactly the same problem... I didn't understand what he was really talking about since I don't ever print presentations, but it frustrated him so much that he actually went the Office 2008 route.

Re: Printing Slides in Keynote

Posted: April 25th, 2008, 7:28 pm
by jwpacker
Well, spread it around! It's one of those "probably documented but who reads the documentation anyway" features, and I know it took us by surprise that there was an answer to the question that didn't involve Powerpoint.