Printing Error: This Is Not a Valid Page Range

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If you have more than one presentation open at a time, and if you try to print these presentations by clicking the Print button, you may receive the following error message:
This is not a valid page range.
Only one of the presentations is printed.


This error occurs if the starting slide number on one of your presentations is set to something other than 1.

To change the starting slide number on a presentation:
  1. On the File menu, click Slide Setup.
  2. Change the number in the Number Slides From box.
  3. Click OK.


If you print a slide by clicking Print on the File menu, you can print each presentation correctly. However, you have to print each presentation separately.

You can also print multiple presentations by doing the following:
  1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, hold down the SHIFT key and click more than one presentation.
  2. Using the right mouse button, click one of the presentations in the selection.
  3. On the pop-up menu, click Print.


This problem has been corrected in Microsoft PowerPoint 97 for Windows.


Article ID: 141891 - Last Review: August 17, 2005 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 95 Standard Edition
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