How to print 4 slides per page

When printing lecture notes, you can save paper and ink by printing 4 slides per page. The following method works with Adobe Reader 7–9 for Windows; something similar should work on a Mac.
  • Click on the printer icon on Adobe Reader's taskbar; you get a Print dialog.
  • Next to the printer name, click "Properties"; you get a dialog for your printer. Set up your printer to print in landscape mode then click "OK" to close the printer dialog.
  • Back in Adobe Reader print dialog:
    • For Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet."
    • For Pages per Sheet, select either "2 by 2" or "4" (the effect is the same).
    • For Page Order, I would select "Vertical."
    • Check "Print page border."
    • Look at the preview; you should see 4 slides filling a page. If not, go back and correct what you did wrong. When it looks right, click "OK" to print your notes.
If the slides come out too small, you probably set up multiple pages per sheet in the printer dialog, not in Adobe Reader as directed above.

Patrick Maher