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Print alternate Slides and Notes Pages

Problem

You'd like to alternately print one slide then its notes page, followed by the next slide and then it's notes page and so on, for the entire presentation.

Solution

PowerPoint doesn't allow for this. One option is manual collation, of course. But this little macro lets PowerPoint and your printer do the work for you:

Sub AlternatePrint()
' Prints alternate slides and notes pages from each
' slide in the presentation

    Dim x As Long

    With ActivePresentation

        For x = 1 To .Slides.Count

            ' Print a slide:
            With .PrintOptions
                .OutputType = ppPrintOutputSlides
                .RangeType = ppPrintSlideRange
                With .Ranges
                    .ClearAll
                    .Add Start:=x, End:=x
                End With
            End With
            .PrintOut

            ' Print a notes page
            With .PrintOptions
                .OutputType = ppPrintOutputNotesPages
                .RangeType = ppPrintSlideRange
                With .Ranges
                    .ClearAll
                    .Add Start:=x, End:=x
                End With
            End With
            .PrintOut

        Next

    End With

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.


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Last update 07 June, 2011
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