Q. How do I get my powerpoint handouts to print out without the date and page number?


To get rid of the date:

  • Go to File and select Print
  • At the bottom, click Edit Header and Footer.
  • Even though Date and Time is not selected, it will still print out, so select Date and Time.
  • Choose Fixed, and then delete all the text from the box.
  • Click Apply to All.

To get rid of the page number:

  • Go to View.
  • Click Handout Master.
  • Uncheck the box for Page Number. The same method will also work to get rid of the date in the upper right hand corner.

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  • Last Updated Jun 12, 2018
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  • Answered By Baker Librarians

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Comments (25)

  1. Thank you for your simple - but very effective - solution for not printing a date on the header of handouts pages.
    by Fred on Mar 17, 2015.
  2. Thank you! Much appreciated.
    by Evan on Mar 30, 2015.
  3. Thank you very much!
    by Bob on Apr 09, 2015.
  4. Thank you, that saved me hours of frustration.
    by Moya on May 07, 2015.
  5. This also helped me to Save As to a PDF of the handouts without page numbers, thank you!
    by BilFish on Jun 29, 2015.
  6. Thanks so much for these clear instructions that solve a nagging problem.
    by Paul Glassman on Sep 01, 2015.
  7. Thank you very much!
    by Gerald on Oct 03, 2015.
  8. I keep forgetting how to do this, thank you!
    by KG on Dec 08, 2015.
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    by polrath on Jan 19, 2016.
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    by Mohamed on Mar 23, 2016.
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    by Maung Maung Oo on Jun 06, 2016.
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    by Crystal McKinney on Jul 15, 2016.
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    by Hermes on Aug 11, 2016.
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    by Catherine Driver on Oct 28, 2016.
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    by Julie on Nov 02, 2016.
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    by Zoul on Nov 23, 2016.
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    by Zequinha on Jan 26, 2017.
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    by Gowhar on Feb 05, 2017.
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    by Amy on Jun 01, 2017.
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    by Rick on Jul 14, 2017.
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    by sumra on Dec 10, 2017.
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    by CJ on Mar 19, 2018.
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    by Babarimisa on Jul 10, 2018.
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    by ghadeer on Sep 09, 2018.

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