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Free Handouts Part 2

Once a handout master has been created, you simply add a slide based on that master after every regular slide. Because of the way we're going to print these handouts, you unfortunately can't get away with only adding them to slides that need supplementary notes. But this isn't a particularly big deal since you can duplicate handout slides on the fly by Option-dragging the icon of a handout slide in the Navigator bar at the left of the window.

Edit a handout slide as required. When you're done, Control-click the thumbnail of the handout slide. In the contextual menu that appears, choose Skip Slide; the thumbnail will collapse, indicating that it won't be shown in the actual slideshow.

To print the handouts, first choose Page Setup from the File menu, and set the printer to portrait rather than landscape mode. Now, select Print and in the window that appears, select the Keynote option from the Copies & Pages drop-down menu. Set "Handout" in the Print section, selecting two slides per page, this will place one real slide and one handout slide on each page. From the Options section on the right, make sure the "Include skipped slides" option is selected. You're now ready to print the job, or else save it as a PDF for distribution electronically.

Figure 4

Figure 4: By printing regular slide and handout slides in pairs on each piece of paper, you can easily create handouts to go with your presentation that place a picture of your slide above any supplementary notes.

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