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Microsoft KB Archive/170799

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PPT97: Some Presentations Print Blank from PowerPoint Viewer 97

Article ID: 170799

Article Last Modified on 11/9/2000


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170799


When you attempt to print a presentation from Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 97, your printer ejects one or more blank pages instead of printing the slides in that presentation.


The presentation is configured to print as notes or handouts pages by default. PowerPoint Viewer 97 cannot print notes or handouts pages, so it prints blank pages instead.


To print the presentation in PowerPoint Viewer 97, open the presentation in PowerPoint 97 and change the default print properties so that the presentation does not print as notes pages or handouts by default. To do this, use the following steps:

  1. Open the presentation in PowerPoint 97.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. Click the Print tab.
  4. Click "Use the Following Default Print Settings" button.

NOTE: To clear custom printing properties for the current presentation, click "Use the Most Recently Used Print Settings" instead.

  1. In the Print What list, select the item you want. For example, click Slides.
  2. Click OK.

When you click the Print button, the presentation prints according to the settings you just made.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 97. We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.

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