Microsoft KB Archive/58804

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PowerPoint: Cropped Graphic Does Not Print Cropped PSS ID Number: Q58804 Article last modified on 05-29-1991 PSS database name: M_PowerPt

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Depending on the drawing tool used, some graphics applications include PostScript comments in the PICT (QuickDraw) code when a file is saved as PICT, is copied, or is OPTION-copied (Aldus FreeHand or Adobe Illustrator).

If such a file is imported into Microsoft PowerPoint and the graphic is then cropped (by holding down the COMMAND key and dragging one of the resize handles), it appears cropped on screen, but some or all parts of the object may not be cropped in the printout. Please note that this problem occurs only on PostScript printers. QuickDraw printers should print this graphic correctly.

One way to work around this problem is to save the graphic as an encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file, rather than as a PICT file, and then use Paste From to bring it into PowerPoint.

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1991.