PowerPoint 2010 Saving and Printing

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PowerPoint 2010

Saving and Printing


PowerPoint 2010
Are you saving for the first time? Do you need to share your presentation with someone who does not have PowerPoint 2010? Would you like to print handouts of your presentation? Perhaps you need a printout that shows your notes with your slides? All of these things will affect how you save and print your PowerPoint presentations.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the Save and Save As commands, in addition to learning how to save in alternative file formats. We will also cover all of the printing tasks and settings in the Print pane along with the Quick Print feature.

How to Save Presentations

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Watch the video to to see the various ways you can save your presentations in PowerPoint 2010.

To Use the Save As Command:

Save As allows you to choose a name and location for your presentation. It's useful if you've first created a presentation or if you want to save a different version of a presentation while keeping the original.
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Select Save As.
    Save AsSave As
  3. The Save As dialog box will appear. Select the location where you wish to save the presentation.
  4. Enter a name for the presentation and click Save.
    The Save As dialog boxThe Save As dialog box
If you're using Windows 7, you'll usually want to save things to your Documents library, and in other versions of Windows you'll save them to the My Documents folder. For more information, check out our lessons onWindows 7 and Windows XP.

To Use the Save Command:

  1. Click the Save command on the Quick Access Toolbar.
    Saving a presentationSaving a presentation
  2. The presentation will be saved in its current location with the same file name.
If you are saving for the first time and select Save, the Save As dialog box will appear.


PowerPoint automatically saves your presentation to a temporary folder while you're working on them. If you forget to save your changes, or if PowerPoint crashes, you can recover the autosaved file.
  1. Open a presentation that was previously closed without saving.
  2. In Backstage view, click Info.
  3. If there are autosaved versions of your file, they will appear under Versions. Click on the file to open it.
    Opening an autosaved fileOpening an autosaved file
  4. To save changes, click Restore and then click OK.
    Restoring a fileRestoring a file
By default, PowerPoint autosaves every 10 minutes. If you are editing a presentation for less than 10 minutes, PowerPoint may not create an autosaved version.

Other File Formats

To Save As PowerPoint 97 - 2003 Presentation:

You can share your presentation with anyone using PowerPoint 2010 or 2007, since they use the same file format. However, earlier versions of PowerPoint use a different file format, so if you want to share your presentation with someone using an earlier version of PowerPoint, you'll need to save it as a PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation.
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Select Save As.
  3. In the Save as type drop-down menu, select PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation.
    Saving as a PowerPoint 97-2003 presentationSaving as a PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation
  4. Select the location you wish to save the presentation.
  5. Enter a name for the presentation and click Save.

To Save as a Different File Type:

If you would like to share your presentation with someone who does not have PowerPoint, you have several different file types to choose from.
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Select Save & Send.
  3. Choose from three special File Types.
  • Create PDF/XPS Document: Saves the contents of your slide show as a document instead of a PowerPoint file.
  • Create a Video: Saves your presentation as a video that can be shared online, in an email, or on a disc.
  • Package Presentation for CD: Saves your presentation in a folder along with the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer, a special slide show player that anyone can download and use.
Selecting a different file typeSelecting a different file type


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In previous versions of PowerPoint, there was a Print Preview option that allowed you to see exactly what the presentation looked like before printing it. You may have noticed that this feature seems to be gone in PowerPoint 2010. It actually hasn't disappeared; it's just been combined with the Print window to create the Print pane, which is located in Backstage view.
Watch the video to learn about the different print options in PowerPoint.

To View the Print Pane:

  1. Click the File tab to go to Backstage view.
  2. Select Print. The Print pane appears, with the print settings on the left and the Preview on the right.
Use the interactive below to learn about the various printing settings and options found in the Print pane.

To Print:

  1. Go to the Print pane.
  2. Determine and choose how you want the slides to appear on the page.
  3. If you only want to print certain pages, you can type a range of pages. Otherwise, select Print All Pages.
  4. Select the number of copies.
  5. Check the Collate box if you are printing multiple copies of a multi-page document.
  6. Select a printer from the drop-down list.
Click the Print button.

Quick Print

There may be times when you want to print something with a single click, using Quick Print. This feature prints the document using the default settings and the default printer. In PowerPoint 2010, you'll need to add it to theQuick Access Toolbar in order to use it.
Quick Print always prints the entire presentation, so if you only want to print part of your presentation you'll have to use the Print pane.

To Access the Quick Print Button:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow on the right side of the Quick Access Toolbar.
  2. Select Quick Print if it is not already checked.
    Adding Quick Print to the Quick Access ToolbarAdding Quick Print to the Quick Access Toolbar
  3. To print, just click the Quick Print command.
    The Quick Print commandThe Quick Print command



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