Microsoft KB Archive/169994
Article ID: 169994
Article Last Modified on 9/7/2001
- Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q169994
If you format a line or object with a pattern fill, the line or object may print as solid black. If you view the slide in Black And White view, the line or object displays as a solid black fill. However, if you view the slide in a Slide Show, the line or object is displayed correctly.
This behavior occurs if you selected the Black & White check box in the Print dialog box before you printed the presentation.
To resolve this problem and print the object correctly, use either of the following methods.
Method 1: Change the Object's Black and White Behavior
Use this method if your slide is one that would normally not print well in black and white (for example, it may have a dark gradient background and small, light-colored text.)
- On the View menu, click Black And White.
- Right-click the object you want to change. Point to Black And White on the menu that appears, and then click the effect you want to use, such as Grayscale, Inverse Grayscale, or Light Grayscale.
The object no longer appears black and prints correctly, even if the Black & White check box in the Print dialog box is selected.
Method 2: Do Not Print with the Black & White Option Selected
Use this method if your slide is one that would normally print well to a black and white printer (for example, it has a plain, light-colored background and dark text and graphics).
- On the File menu, click Print.
- Click to clear the Black & White check box.
- Change any other print settings you want, and then click OK.
Black and White printing is a PowerPoint feature that you can use to print a slide that would normally not print well to a black and white printer. The Black & White check box in the Print dialog box is selected by default when you use a black and white printer. Your slide may not require this option to print correctly in black and white.
For more information about printing color slides in black and white, click Contents And Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in PowerPoint Help, type the following text
black and white
double-click the selected text, and then double-click "About printing color slides in black and white" to go to the "About printing color slides in black and white" topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.
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