In a recent project, we needed a multi-slide printing format that included the slide notes.
PowerPoint allows you to print multiple slides on a page, but you can’t include the slide notes. The only option you have is one slide per page with notes which was not a convenient format for the training facilitator.
The Handouts option with three slides shown above only prints lines next to the slide that can be used for handwritten notes; it does not print the slide notes.
Instead, we discovered that you can create handouts with three slides per page, including your slide notes, by sending the slides to Word:
Select File > Save & Send.
Select Create Handouts.
Click Create Handouts.
PowerPoint creates a Microsoft Word document containing your slides, three per page, with the slide notes next to them.