Monday, April 12, 2010

The Monday Tech Tip!

Every Monday, the library blog will feature a technology shortcut or tip that may make your life a little easier. To kick off this series, the 21st Century Librarian has a suggestion that will save your print card squares and get you greater mileage from the little yellow card!
Many of you are asked to print out your Power Point presentations and often print out a slide-per-page when you can easily print out 2, 3, 4 or more slides per page. Here's how:

  • First, remove whatever background or design you've chosen for your presentation**
  • Next, open your PowerPoint and select 'Print' (but don't hit the PRINT button!!)
  • Look carefully at the print dialog box and click on 'Print What - slides' to see what your other choices are
  • We recommend 3 or 4 per page; 9 slides may be too small for your teacher to read
  • NOW, hit the print button
  • Finally, go back and re-apply your background or design**
Viola! Fewer pages, less print squares, happy students. (**The reason for removing your background before you print is to prevent the very dark backgrounds from using so much toner; it is very expensive and not necessary. Print plain slides for your teacher and show the jazzy slides when you project your project!)

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