If you have tried to print handouts in PowerPoint 2010 that include the slide notes, you may have noticed a bit of a shortcoming. You can print handouts with multiple slides per page, or you can print handouts that include the notes. However, there is no way to combine these features and print handouts with notes and get more than one slide per page. While it's not possible to do it within PowerPoint, you can enlist MS Word to quickly get the job done.
- Open a PowerPoint presentation that includes slide notes.
- Choose the File tab on the ribbon.
- Select Save and Send.
- Select Create Handouts.
- Click the Create Handouts button on the right.
The Send to Microsoft Word dialog box appears.
- Select Notes next to slides.
Note: If you may be making edits to your slides, select Paste Link as well. This will automatically update the Word file if you make any changes to your slides in PowerPoint. This option will not update changes made to the outline or to slide notes, so if you select Outline Only, the Paste Link option will not be available.
- Click the OK button.
Your slides are automatically imported to Word. By default there are three slides (and their notes) per page. If you would like more slides per page, simply resize the slides and font and then manipulate the ruler guides (particularly those on the vertical ruler) to allow for more slides.