PPT2002: "Exceed the Printable Area" Warning Message When You Print a Presentation with 8.5 x 11 Page Size

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When you print a presentation with a slide size of 11" x 8.5" (standard slide size is 10" x 7.5"), you receive the following warning:
The slides in your presentation exceed the printable area of the paper in you printer. You can scale the slides to fit the paper or print anyway.
There are three buttons:
  • Scale and Print
  • Print Anyway
  • Cancel
This does not occur versions of PowerPoint earlier than PowerPoint 2002.
When you print a slide with the same size as the paper size, objects on the slide that are in the "nonprintable region" are not printed.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   01-May-2002   01:36                  2,380,904  Powerpnt.msp   01-May-2002   02:05                  8,158,720  Powerpnt_Admin.msp   01-May-2002   01:43                      2,854  Readme.txt				
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   24-Apr-2002   12:44  10.0.4016.0       244,040  Msppt.olb   29-Apr-2002   13:48  10.0.4024.0     5,974,344  Powerpnt.exe				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).
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