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3170 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2008 1:31 PM by ahostmadsen
Ah! Figured it out:
Go to Print the Keynote file. Choose "Individual Slides." Save as a PDF.
Then, open that PDF, go to Print, select Layout in the drop-down orientation menu, choose "4" in the Pages per Sheet. Save as PDF.
It's kind of making a PDF out of the PDF, but it works perfectly!2.66Ghz Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 7 gigs of Ram, MacBook
You should be able to save the 4-up layout setting as a preset in the Print dialog. Go to Print, select Layout in the drop-down menu, and choose 4 as you describe. Next, in the Presets drop-down menu, select "Save As" and select a name. You can then select that preset immediately when you want to create 4-up PDFs and do the creation in one step (rather than the PDF-to-PDF two-step version).
I have "Keynote 2-up" and "Keynote 4-up" presets defined for creating handouts from my lecture notes; they work nicely, and it's much easier than trying to remember to reset all the different options each time.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
You can also use the "Layout" drop-down menu item from within Keynote, no need to do all the stuff with the pdfs. From Layout, you can choose 2, 4, 6 or whatever, to a page.
deniswDesktop G5 : 2 x 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2008 12:02 PM (in response to Denis Williamson)Hi Denis --
Unfortunately, that doesn't work. It looks like it should, but it still prints tiny little slides in that Layout selection. This is a real annoying problem. I can't IMAGINE who came up with a print output option with tiny little slides running down the left side of a page. Who would use this setting?!?! It's worthless.
Braintoniq -- I also tried your workaround and couldn't get that to work either. Am I doing something wrong?
I am beginning to regret leaving PowerPoint...MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Yeah, as Warren and others pointed out, it's a lot easier than the way I configured it. The secret is to go to the Print dialog box and select that Layout drop-down, then convert to PDF.2.66Ghz Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 7 gigs of Ram, MacBook
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2008 1:31 PM (in response to Warren Carithers)Additional point. You don't have to go through a PDF. You can use your saved layout to print directly to a printer with 4 slides per page.MacBook Air 1.6/HDD, Mac OS X (10.5.4), MacBook (10.4.11) iPhone 2G Dell Windows XP