Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Editing the Handout Header and Footer
Figure 19-25 When you send your handouts to Word, you get options that differ from the
printed handout layouts in PowerPoint.
When you click OK in this dialog box, your selected layout opens as a new document in
Word. Note that the changes you make in Word have no impact on the slides in
PowerPoint. By default, the two files are independent of one another. This means you can’t edit
your speaker notes in Word and see those changes back in PowerPoint. However, in the
Send To Microsoft Word dialog box, if you select Paste Link instead of Paste, you create a
connection between your PowerPoint file and the Word document.
Be careful with the Paste Link option. It creates a one-way link between the slides in
PowerPoint and the slide images in Word. If you make a change to a slide in
PowerPoint, the next time you open the Word handout file, you’re prompted to update the
links, and the slide images are updated. However, if you edit speaker notes in either file,
no changes are shared between the two files. You should create a link between
PowerPoint and Word only for handouts that contain the slide images and not the speaker
For information about creating headers and footers in Word, see “Adding Headers, Footers,
and Page Numbers” on page 222. For information about using sections in Word, see “Formatting
Columns and Sections” on page 248.