How to Print 4 Slides Per Page in Google Slides

Printing your Google Slides presentation with multiple slides per page is a great way to save paper when creating handouts. Here’s a step-by-step guide to printing 4 slides per page in Google Slides.

Adjust Print Settings

The first step is to open the Print Settings and Preview menu:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation
  2. Click File > Print
  3. Click on Print Settings and Preview

This will open up options to customize how your presentation will print:

Print settings preview

Select 4 Slides Per Page

In the Print Settings preview, you can choose the slides per page layout. By default, Google Slides prints one slide per page.

To print 4 slides per page:

  1. Open the Slides per page drop-down menu
  2. Select the 4 slides option

Google Slides will automatically adjust the preview to show how the slides will arrange on each printed page:

“You will see that you have alternative handout options that are more than one slide per page. By opening the drop-down menu, you’ll be able to view and choose the option you’d like for your handout.”[1]

Adjust Other Print Settings

Before printing, you can customize a few other settings:

Page Orientation

Choose between portrait or landscape orientation. Landscape usually works better for printing multiple slides per page since it makes the slides wider.

Hide Background Graphics

Check this option if you want to hide background graphics to minimize ink usage. The slide backgrounds will not print, but slide content will remain.

Scale Slides to Fit Paper

If your slides don’t fit properly on the print preview, adjust the scale slider to fit them to the printable area.

Print the Presentation

Once you are happy with the preview and settings, click Print to send the slides to your printer. Choose the number of copies you need and make sure the appropriate printer is selected.

And that’s it! By following these steps you can easily save paper when printing Google Slides handouts. Let me know in the comments if you have any other Google Slides printing tips!