Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to Make a Foldable in PowerPoint!

For the last few weeks, the poll has been temperamental, but I  hosted it through PollDaddy this week and all of the votes counted!  Sorry for the issues the previous weeks!

The poll looks a little different, but it's far more stable!!!

Now... for the tutorial!

You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

For  next week's poll, I'm going to do something I haven't done before... I'm going to leave the three remaining options up without adding a new options.  Don't worry... I have plenty of ideas to add to the poll and plenty of requests I plan on adding to the poll in the near future, but I really want to blog about one of those options that's been on the poll for a long time!  I feel so bad every time someone contacts me that they've been voting forever on an option that hasn't been picked yet... so it's time to appeal to those long-time voters!


  1. Thanks so much for the tutorial! Wondering if you know how to make a legal-sized foldable in PowerPoint? I resized the document to 11x17, made the foldable, and when I went to print it, it came out on 2 pages :(

    Thanks much!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

    1. Hey Angela! Legal is actually 8.5 by 14. (11 by 17 is ledger, which most printers won't print on. If you want to use 11x17 paper, format it for letter then zoom in on the school's copy machine). If you want legal papr, Try resizing your page dimensions to 8.5 by 11. I remeber their being a funny page formatting issue where you have to choose legal size twice. I'm on my ipad now so this will be a test of my memory!

      On Mac, I think it's File > Page Setup. Change the page dimensions there, then click options and change them to legal again. When you go to File > Print, be sure to choose legal as the paper size and load up your printer with legal paper.

      On PC, I think it's File > Page Setup as well (or in 2007/2010 it's under the format tab I think). Then I think you have to go to File > Print and choose options or advanced in the lower right hand corner and select legal in there,

      Yikes... I'm confusing myself with the directions! I hope it helps a little bit, I'm definitely going to add it to my poll soon since it is a pretty annoying thing to do (and it really shouldn't be that frustrating!). It will be a lot more clear when I do a tutorial for it!

  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial and all your tutorials! Even I, not-so-techy person can do this!

  3. Thanks for another great tutorial.

  4. THANK YOU!!!!

    Very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to post.