Transform Google slides into a PDF document with Notes - Quickly & Easily

Want to create a manual or handout from your Google slides? Here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to print your slides into a PDF WITH your notes

Valentina Riccardi
Valentina Riccardi

This is a comment I hear a lot from the students in my Public Speaking courses (and I have a version of this post for PowerPoint users):

"I love a clean minimalist look, but after my presentations I always send my slides to my audience, and I need to add more details so they can really understand what I mean!"

You could create 2 versions of your slides, a simple one to use while you present and a more detailed one to send out, but I have a better alternative for you.

Here's how you do it:

  • Add a detailed explanation in the Notes
  • Click on File > Print Settings and Preview
  • Choose your settings (Select 1 Slide with Notes)
  • Download as PDF or Print

And now you have a PDF document with your slides at the top and your notes right below that you can quickly share with your audience 🎉


Step-by-step Guide

1.  Add an explanation or any additional information you'd like to provide to your audience.

If you can't see the notes area, move your mouse to the bottom of the screen, you should see a grey line (your mouse will change to a little hand when you hover over it) and drag it up until you have enough space to write your notes.


2.  Click on File and then Print settings and preview


3.  It's time to choose your settings
First of all select 1 Slide with notes (once you do this you'll be able to see a preview of what your document will look like)

Then choose if you'd like o download a PDF document or Print.
Enjoy your new document 😊

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Quick Tip
Need to prepare for a very important presentation?
Print your slides with notes to help you memorize and practice the most challenging parts of your presentation