Creating Printable Previews with Powerpoint!

April 15, 2012

Creating Printable Previews with Powerpoint!

April 15, 2012

Can you tell we were working on alliteration this week?? I have a new video to share and I wanted to cover too many things at once and just didn’t have time SO…
This is a video about creating previews of multiple-paged printables to link to your stores or Google Docs or whatever you’d like to link to! Like this:

And it can be done using Powerpoint. At least, I hope it can be done with Powerpoint for most.

I have some more information about how to create direct downloads right on your blog (I think I have a written tutorial on that, but not a video). If you are interested, just let me know! I really hope this is of use to some of you. I read such lovely comments from newer bloggers (and found some awesome new blogs to follow!) so let me know how it goes. And thanks to my old buddies who always watch these–even though you know how to do all this stuff! Love you guys!

ETA!! I just learned this from Emily, check out her WAY better way to make screenshots instantly–here’s her comment: “Love it as always, Kristen! Here’s another little shortcut you can try so you don’t have to screen shot. Choose File > Save as Pictures. It makes a separate file on your desktop of all the slides. Then you just drag them into a new PP presentation. Easy peasy! =) Thanks for another great tutorial.”
-Emily @ Second Grade Silliness

Thank you SO much Emily, this is perfect!!!


  • Annie April 15, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your expertise!

  • Dual Kinder Teacher April 15, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Wow Kristen, I can't even tell you how many shortcuts you showed me… You're awesome! And YEAH I'm interested in creating my own direct downloads and everything else you're willing to share.
    Dual Kinder Teacher

  • Emily April 15, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Love it as always, Kristen! Here's another little shortcut you can try so you don't have to screen shot. Choose File > Save as Pictures. It makes a separate file on your desktop of all the slides. Then you just drag them into a new PP presentation. Easy peasy! =) Thanks for another great tutorial.

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  • Annie Moffatt April 15, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Umm…where's the donation button?? This is AWESOME. I am creating my newest printable in powerpoint and it has some advantages over Word for sure!! Thanks Kristen:)

  • Tessa April 15, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I would love to see how you had your docs within Google that were connected with your blog. It didn't look like the regular Google Docs.

    Thank you so much for doing all of this!

    Tales From Outside the Classroom

  • Kim April 15, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Did you hear it?
    That was me yelling WOO HOO from across the continent!
    I loved every second of that video!!!
    Know what else?
    It made sense to me!
    I have been "creating" everything in Word for years.
    I did more in PowerPoint in three minutes
    than I have done in Word in ummmmm….. EVER!

    Thank you so much, BloggyWonderWoman!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    PS And regarding your question: Would you like…?
    Whatever it is, the answer is YES!

  • Lacey April 15, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Wow! Great info!! I'd love to hear more about the direct download you were referring to!

    Wild about Teaching!

  • Miss J April 15, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Wow this is a great tutorial Kristen!! Thanks so much!1

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  • Mrs. Coe April 15, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I am trying to pin for TBA but when I try I can't pin the video. If you know how I can pin your video PLEASE let me know because I want it for my boards too!

  • Pat's Paper Passion April 15, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I don't think I can live without screen capture.

    Thanks for the video…very informative.

    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  • Ms. Patterson April 15, 2012 at 4:28 am

    thanks Emily and Kristen

    I knew how to make the preview for my store but I had no idea that you can select more than one picture at a time

    ms. patterson

  • Barbara April 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Thanks, Kristen. I LOVE your tutorials.

    Grade ONEderful

  • Mrs. Saoud April 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    The tutorial was very helpful. I use Publisher which seems to have a lot more steps in creating a preview graphic. I'd love to know more about the google storage in a future post. Have a Super Sunday!!


  • Kelly Hall April 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I love your video tutorials!!!! keep them coming please. We all figure out ways to do things the hard way and love when we learn short cuts or an easier way. THANK YOU!!!!

  • lydia of boy howdy daily April 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    This is so helpful, Kristen. I was wondering where you download your page borders from? I am having a hard time finding ones I like and aren't too bulky on the internet. Thanks!

  • Anonymous April 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm


    Thanks so much for the valuable information! I love your tutorials!

    Morning Sun First Grade

  • HERE I AM KAYCEE April 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Ms Ladybug,

    Kristen you have a wonderful blogspot! I have been following you for a while now via Google Reader Subscriptions. I'm not a teacher, just a mum living in Australia, with a husband and a nine year old son, in fourth grade. Now, although I wasn't best student at school and really didn't like school I have grown to love teachers so much! Why? Because I now communicate with them on a daily basis in some way, shape or form. I love to be involved in what my son learns, and I really wish I could go back to year four. Seriously! But how fortunate am I, with the progression of technology I now have this wonderful medium, the internet and the world of blogging to still learn so much. Let me say, you have a lot of fantastic tips and tricks for students and bloggers alike. So I want to thank you personally. "Thank you," now I hope that you have a mental imagine of me saying "Thank you" with so much oomph (hmmm,not sure if that is even a word, oh dear) and a great big happy smile. The work you do, that all teachers do, is a huge undertaking. A labour of LOVE. It's takes a really special kind of person to be a teacher. You are SPECIAL! And I have no idea how you have the time to teach and blog all the great stuff you share. Now, I just have one more thing to say, I was clicking here there and everywhere, as you do when you get on Blogger, and somehow found my way to Etsy. Oh, I saw the cutest ladybug graphics and thought of you immediately! So if you would like to go check out the link, here it is

    I hope you will stop by and visit me 🙂 wishing you a delightful week ahead filled with love and God's blessings.

    Love, Kerrie (aka KC)

  • HERE I AM KAYCEE April 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Just one more thing… I snagged your button to add to my blog 🙂 I hope that's okay.

  • HERE I AM KAYCEE April 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Kristen, I thought I should let you know when I put your button on my blog, the HTML code didn't work.

    But I managed to link you up… I tried to put the HTML code here, but I got an error message that said, "Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not allowed: P

    • Kristen April 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Kerrie! Thanks for the lovely, lovely words above!!! As for the code, I'm not sure, I haven't had a problem with it so far but I will check it out–thanks!

  • Amy April 15, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks Kristen! This saved me sooooooooo much time and made it look 100 times better:) So glad I found your blog! It's the best!

  • Patricia April 16, 2012 at 12:08 am

    OK Kristen, I deleted my previous comment and I'm reposting because I realized I got the name wrong in my original comment! Sorry. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorials-love to learn new things! I'm a new follower.

    • Kristen April 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

      no worries Patricia, I appreciated the sentiment and would totally do the same thing myself! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • MissA April 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Love the tutorial! Big help! But where do you get your borders?! I'd love to add some to my printables but don't know where to look! Thanks 🙂

  • Angie April 16, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Thank you so much for the awesome video! I was just wondering how to do this… You make it look super easy too! 🙂


  • hmichaud April 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I just happened across your tutorials tonight, and although sleep is calling me at the moment, you can bet I will be back by to check them out some more!! Thanks so much!! =) I'm new to blogging, so I am really looking forward to learning some new tricks! Stop by and check my blog out sometime:

  • Kristine Marie February 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    This is great!! But how do you make the round ones?? 🙂

  • Shannon Kirby April 4, 2013 at 3:32 am

    OHHHH my gracious!! Thank you so much!! I've been looking for this. 🙂

    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

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