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    Printing from PP97 (ppt97, winnt 4.0 SP6)

    I have a ppt97 file. At 100% view the slides run off the right and bottom sides of the screen by about an inch or so. When I print a slide, no matter how I try to fit to page, the print output also is clipped at the right and bottom sides. I cannot print a slide so that it all fits on one landscape 8.5 x 11 inch page. What am I doing wrong?

    Also, these slides are built on a master slide that is essentially a screen shot of an empty MSIE window. The slides differ only by what is inside the content window portion of MSIE. When I print a slide, the master slide portion does not print, only the content part of the slide that is added to the master slide prints. Why isn't the whole slide printing?

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    Re: Printing from PP97 (ppt97, winnt 4.0 SP6)

    To start the troubleshooting I would go to File, Page Setup, and check what is set up there.
    To zoom - try choosing Best Fit.

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    Re: Printing from PP97 (ppt97, winnt 4.0 SP6)

    To start the troubleshooting I would go to File, Page Setup, and check what is set up there.
    To zoom - try choosing Best Fit.
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    Thanks for your response!

    Zooming to Best Fit works on screen but does not affect printing of the slides.

    Page Setup:

    Slides sized for: Letter Paper (8.5x11 in), have tried On-screen Show
    Width: 10 inches
    Height: 7.5 inches
    Number slides from: 1
    Orientation:
    Slides: Landscape
    Notes, handouts and outline: Portrait


    Print Setup:

    Print what: Slides
    Scale to fit paper - checked


    Tools/Options/Print:

    Printing options:
    Background printing - checked
    Options for current document only:
    Use the following default printer settings:
    Print what: Slides
    Scale to fit paper - checked

    Do you see anything obviously wrong here? Thanks!

    George

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    Re: Printing from PP97 (ppt97, winnt 4.0 SP6)

    Since you have Scale to Fit Paper checked in both print options places, that should take care of scaling the slide so it doesn't run off the edge. It's odd that it's not working. Wonder if reinstalling the printer driver would help at all here? Oh, and try turning background printing off. (It may not help here, but you can leave it off, as it really just slows down printing. It's not related to the slide background at all.)

    You might also check http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00097.htm for a workaround. It's not pretty, but if nothing else accomplishes it...

    Is it possible that the landscape slides are printing in portrait view? Sometimes that's an issue with certain printers, and it can often be resolved by changing the settings in the actual printer settings, not just within PPT. See http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00369.htm for some ideas on that.

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    Re: Printing from PP97 (ppt97, winnt 4.0 SP6)

    Is it possible that the landscape slides are printing in portrait view?
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    You put me on the right track. I looked at View/Master/Notes Master and I saw that it was set up as portrait. So I left slide view as landscape, print setting in options as landscape, everything fit to page checked and changed the setting on the printer to portrait. That fixed everything. I even have the Master Slide part printing now. So my portrait slides were printing in landscape . . . Thanks!

    George

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    Re: Printing from PP97 (ppt97, winnt 4.0 SP6)

    How very bizarre. But I'm glad to hear you got it working!

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