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    print presentation as banner (2002 SP3)

    I have a 20 slide presentation. I have to make a poster out of it. I was planning to send the print job to a 36" wide plotter to print all the slides in one large 36 * 72 in. sheet of paper.

    How do I do this? Format page setup, or paper size / orientation, etc

    Since this will be a very large print out, I don't want to have to many "bad tries" !

    Thank you
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    Re: print presentation as banner (2002 SP3)

    PPT's largest page size is 56 inches.

    So you need to set up your file as a size smaller than 56 inches, but proportionate to your final print size. So you'd use 18 x 36.

    Then open your 20-slide presentation and put it into slide sorter view. Copy a slide and Edit/Paste Special/As Slide Object (or PNG would work, too) into the 18x36 slide -- and that 18x36 slide should be in normal edit view when you paste special. Size the image as necessary and repeat for all 20 slides.

    When you print, go to File/Print and use the printer properties to print at 200% so you get the 36x72 that you really want.

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    Re: print presentation as banner (2002 SP3)

    This looks like the only alternative to what I want to do. Thank you.

    I'll be using a custom size of 18 * 56 inches (to plot at 200%).

    Is .png the best graphic format to do this? What about jpg or gif?

    I have 24 slides. Do you think it would be possible to create a macro to ...:

    1. set number of cols and rows
    2. set scaling factor
    3. copy slides from presentation "fileA" (open)
    4. paste special as jpg to presentation in "fileB" (open)
    5. offset to col & row

    The goal would be to automate the process as much as I can...
    Guillermo

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    Re: print presentation as banner (2002 SP3)

    > Is .png the best graphic format to do this? What about jpg or gif?

    That depends on your slide design - for relatively plain designs. .png produces high quality at high compression factors, but if you have a photo or "busy" design as background, .jpg is better. In most cases, .gif is too "grainy".

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    Re: print presentation as banner (2002 SP3)

    I prefer PNG for almost all slide images, especially since the text is soooo much smoother in PNG than in JPG.

    As for the coding, you can probably do this, but I don't do code, so someone else would have to give you specifics.

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