How to make lecture slides for free on your iPad

iPad pro and Apple Pencil showing lecture slides created in Microsoft Powerpoint

Most of us prefer taking notes on lecture slides with extra space to write notes on the sides of our lecture handouts. You can use Keynote or PowerPoint. KeyNote comes preinstalled on every iPad; chances are you already have it. If you have a Microsoft school account, you might prefer using PowerPoint.

Creating Lectures Slides in Keynote

  1. Open your lecture in Keynote.
  2. Go to the three-dots icon (top right side).
  3. Tap on Print.
  4. Choose the printing layout you want (make sure Print Backgrounds is turned on).
  5. Go to Next.
  6. Zoom-in on the page preview shown on the popup window.
  7. Go to the export icon (top right corner) and select the app you want to export to.

Keynote doesn’t have a lot of layout options. Microsoft PowerPoint is better.

  1. Open your lecture in Microsoft Powerpoint.
  2. Go to the three-dot icon (top right corner).
  3. Tap on Print > AirPrint.
  4. Choose your preferences for page orientation, page colour and frame slides.
  5. Go to Next.
  6. Zoom-in on the page preview shown on the popup window.
  7. Go to the export icon (top right corner) and select the app you want to export to.

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