How to Print Presentations in Google Slides

How to Print Presentations in Google Slides | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

It is very likely that some time you will need to print your Google Slides presentation to have a physical copy at hand. This is crucial for studying or reviewing, as a support for the annotations of a presentation or as a support for your lecture or exhibition. To make things easier, we have created this practical tutorial where we explain step by step and in a simple way how to print your Google Slides presentation.

 

Please note: To get access to all the options mentioned in this tutorial, you need to use Google Slides in Google Chrome.

Printing Your Google Slides Presentation

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print. A new window opens with a preview of the presentation and the options to configure printing.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • Click the arrow on the right in the Destination tab to select the printer.
Selecting a printer in Google Slides
Selecting a printer
  • If no printer appears on the menu, you will have to add one through your equipment configuring feature. This can be done following these steps:
    • Windows 10: Go to Start → Configuration → Devices → Printers and scanners.
    • Windows 7 or 8: Go to Control Panel → Hardware and Sound→ Add printer → Add network, wireless or Bluetooth printer → Next.

If after doing the configuring procedure above the printer is still not listed, check if your computer is connected to the printer through a cable or a wireless connection. Review the printer instructions to verify the means and the connection path it needs.

  • Click the Print button at the bottom of the window.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Selecting Which Slides to Print

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • Click on the right arrow in Pages to select if you want to print the whole presentation or only some of its pages.
    • To print the whole presentation:
      • Pages → All.
    • To print only certain slides:
      • Pages → Custom.
Selecting which pages to print in Google Slides
Selecting which pages to print
  • Finally, click the Print button.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Printing Several Copies

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • Copies → Type the number of copies you want to print.
  • The option Collate will appear on the right. Choose this option if you are printing more than one copy of the document and do not want the pages to get grouped by page number.
Number of copies to print in Google Slides
Number of copies to print
  • Finally, click Print.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Printing Presentations in Black and White

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • By clicking the arrow on the right of the Color button, you can select if you want to print in Color or in Black and White. After selecting an option, the preview will change to adjust to the chosen option.
Color options in Google Slides
Color options
  • Finally, click the Print button at the bottom of the window.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Printing Presentations on Different Paper Formats

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • More options → Paper size. A drop-down menu will appear with the different sizes of paper available for printing. After choosing a size, the document preview will be adjusted to the new size.
More options tab in Google Slides
More options tab
Paper size options in Google Slides
Paper size options
  • Finally, click the Print button.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Choosing How Many Slides per Page to Print

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • More options → Pages

The Pages option allows you to select the number of slides you want to print in each sheet. The document preview on the left will vary depending on the option selected.

Pages option in Google Slides
Pages option
  • Click the Print button, located at the bottom of the window.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Scaling the Slides to Print

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • More options → Scale.
    • To align the slide to the upper-left corner of the sheet:
      • Scale → Predetermined.
    • To adjust the slide to the sheet:
      • Scale → Adjust to printing area.
    • To adjust the slide to the paper size:
      • Scale → Adjust to paper size.
    • To adjust the zoom between a minimum of 10% and a maximum of 200%:
      • Scale → Custom.
Scale options in Google Slides
Scale options
  • Finally, click the Print button at the bottom of the window.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button

Printing Slides on Both Sides

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click File → Print.
Preview of the presentation in Google Slides
Preview of the presentation
  • More options → Two-sided.
Printing on both sides in Google Slides
Printing on both sides
  • Click the Print button.
Print button in Google Slides
Print button