Print a PowerPoint Handout in PDF Format Without a Date

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Provide your audience with printed handouts of your PowerPoint presentation. You'll make it easy for them to follow along during the presentation and refer to the presentation after it's over. Before you print the handouts, save the file as a PDF so that the handouts appear exactly as you intended. PowerPoint includes the date the files were saved in the upper right-hand corner of each page. If you want a printout that doesn't include the date, here's how to produce it.

Instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007; and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365.

Remove the Date in PowerPoint

When you don't want the date to appear in your PowerPoint slides, make the change in the Handout Master.

  1. On the ribbon, go to View.

  2. In the Master Views group, Select Handout Master.

  3. In the Placeholders section, clear the Date check box.

    Remove the Date in PowerPoint
  4. Select Close Master View.

Print PowerPoint Slides to PDF

After the date has been removed from the Handout master, save your PowerPoint presentation as a PDF file. Then, print the PDF file and hand it out to your coworkers or other presentation watchers.

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