Landscape presentations may be printed in portrait orientation. As a result, the presentation is centered on the page and cut off on both sides of the printed page.
Portrait presentations may be printed in landscape orientation. As a result, the presentation is centered on the page and cut off at the bottom of the printed page.
Presentations that were printed correctly in earlier versions of Microsoft PowerPoint are printed incorrectly in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 and in later versions of PowerPoint.
In each case reported to Microsoft so far, Microsoft has not signed the printer driver in question. Driver signing is a process in which Microsoft certifies that a driver works properly with Microsoft Windows.
Method 1Obtain the latest, unsigned driver for your printer. If this does not resolve the problem, contact your printer manufacturer and ask whether there are any signed drivers available for your printer. You can also ask whether your printer can use drivers for a similar, signed print device.
Method 2Change the default print orientation to portrait or landscape, depending on how you want PowerPoint to print the presentation. To do this, follow these steps.
NOTE: This setting affects anything printed from your computer.
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
- Right-click your printer, and then click Properties.
- Change the orientation to portrait or landscape as appropriate, and then apply the setting.
NOTE: The specific steps to change the orientation depend upon your print driver.
- In PowerPoint, click Print Preview on the File menu. Verify that your presentation will be printed correctly.
Definitions of Print OrientationsLandscape: This term refers to a page that is wider than it is tall. A standard page with landscape orientation is 11 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall.
Portrait: This term refers to a page that is taller than it is wide. A standard page with portrait orientation is 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall.
You cannot change the layout of your slide in print preview. Changing orientation causes several layout problems that you cannot correct in print preview. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 302977 - Last Review: Jan 31, 2007 - Revision: 1