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Print PowerPoint 2010 Slides in Color, Grayscale or Pure Black and White
PowerPoint printing samples in color, grayscale or pure black and white

PowerPoint printing samples in color, grayscale or pure black and white

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Print PowerPoint 2010 Slides in Color, Grayscale or Pure Black and White

There are three different options for color or non-color printouts. Please refer to the image above to see the difference in the printout options.

  • Color Printouts
    Color printouts are the default option. However, not all printers have this capability. If you choose the Color option, but do not have a color printer, the printout will be similar to, but not of the same quality as printing in grayscale.

  • Grayscale Printouts
    If you do not have a color printer or do not require a color printout, choosing Grayscale will print all objects on the page in shades of gray. Objects will appear crisper and cleaner if Grayscale is selected for non-color printers rather than printing using the default Color option.

  • Pure Black and White Printouts
    As the name suggests, this option prints slides in black and white. There are no shades of gray. As a result, several objects on the design theme of the slide, such as embossing and drop shadows will not print. Text will print out as black, even if you chose gray as the original color of the text.

Steps for Printing in Color, Grayscale or Pure Black and White

  1. Choose File > Print.

  2. Choose whether to print handouts, full page slides or another option, using the previous pages as your guide.

  3. Select the correct printer. You must be connected to a color printer in order to print in color.
    • Printing in color is the default setting. If you wish to print in color, you can ignore the Color button.
    • To print in grayscale or pure black and white, click the drop down arrow on the Color button and make your choice.
  4. Click the Print button.

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