For about a year now I have not been able to print handouts in Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 (14.3.9). The option is simply not in the print dialog box. I finally discovered that this is due to using a case-sensitive file system. What I see is the following: I can use the Layout options to accomplish a similar effect, but I can't print handouts with notes, etc. It turns out that this problem affects all of Office (Word and Excel as well). What I should see is Other than reformatting my hard drive as case-insensitive and restoring from my Time Machine backup, is there any way to correct this behavior?
Go to: File > Options > Advanced. Under Cut, copy and paste, ensure Show Paste Options button when content is pas ted is checked. Ensure that all instances of the web browsers that you use are Closed and try to use Paste Special again. Document properties let you replace text in places Word itself won’t go. For example, the document Title property can show up in the Header or even as text in the document. In fact some of the supplied Header formats in Word use document properties (like Title) already.
EDIT: Please note that in the first dialog, Apple's default 'Copies' and 'Pages' options are displayed above the pop-up menu. In Microsoft's print dialog extension (second image above) Word, Excel, and PowerPoint present their own 'Copies' and 'Slides' and 'Print What' (etc.) options under the 'Copies & Pages' pop-up. There simply is no 'Copies & Pages' option when running on a case sensitive file system, so there is no way to print handouts, speaker notes, etc. Case sensitivity apparently causes the Office print dialog extension to fail to load. Download youtube video converter for mac.
I've used otool to dig through the dynamic libraries and frameworks involved, looking for a possible case mis-match, but so far have come up empty. EDIT 2: There simply is no 'Copies & Pages' option in the popup dialog on a case-sensitive file system, I've attached a third image that shows the options available to me: It is simply not there. As stated in the previous edit, they are above the pop-up menu. In fact, PowerPoint ignores the settings there, since it is expecting the options from the custom plugin Office provide. So I can ONLY print a single copy of a full document, unless I jump into Preview first. I just solved this on my own machine.
Very frustrating. The issue is that the missing section of the print dialog is a 'Print Dialog Extension' (PDE). This is loaded from the individual Office apps' plugin directories. The issue is that Office is coded to look for a 'PlugIns' directory whereas the directory is actually named 'Plugins'. I suggest using a symbolic link to fix this. Presuming you have a default installation of Office then open Terminal, and execute: cd '/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft PowerPoint.app/Contents/' ln -s Plugins PlugIns Relaunch Powerpoint and bask in the delicious print dialog extensions. BTW, you will need to do something similar for the other Office apps.
NOTE: I advise against simply renaming the Plugins directory to PlugIns. It might break something else. Roadkill's analysis is correct, but if you want to convert your volume to a case-insensitive file system (which may be a better long-term solution), the suggestion in the article (to restore from time-machine) will not work. A Time Machine restore will reformat your hard drive to match the case sensitivity of the backup. The only way that I've found to fix this so far is either a clean install (because you have all day and nothing better to do), or iPartition from Coriolis Software. It's about $50, but saved me countless hours of frustration.
Some other software also doesn't like case sensitive file systems (e.g. There may be other software out there to convert the case sensitivity of an HFS+ volume, but I couldn't find any. Roadkill's fix worked, but it doesn't explain what caused this problem in my case. I had been happily using a case-sensitive 10.10.5 system (both Mac OS X and Office 2011 fully patched) for many years. Then the print menu changed just like the OP. I did NOT just install a new system or reformat my drive.