Text color in handouts


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AdySin

I have created color slides and wish to create handouts, which I did. The
problem is some of the text in the text boxes is white, but black in others
when I print the black and white handouts. I cannot detect any difference in
color in the slides themselves.
How can I print the slides as handouts so that ALL text is legible. Thank you
 
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Echo S

Go to View | Black and White, then right-click a textbox and choose B/W
Settings. Select an appropriate setting there. This doesn't change the color
settings, only the B/W and Grayscale print settings.

You can also access B/W Settings from the toolbar that pops up when you
first go to View | Black and White. This will be handy for changing multiple
items at once.
 
A

AdySin

Thank you for the suggestions. I am using PP 2003.

When I click on greyscale view, the text is black, no matter what changes I
select under greyscale.

The handouts with text are pretty much solid black, even though the slides
are legible. I am trying to get a dark background with white text in the
handout. Some slides are legible; others are not. I cannot tell what I am
doing wrong.
 
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Ute Simon

If it's text in placeholders, you should switch to the slide master view and
then to the grayscale view. Click on the placeholders and then adjust the
grayscale settings for them. Do the same for the background.

Best regards,
Ute
 
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AdySin

Thank you again. I will look up placeholders.

In the meantime, I remembered what I had to do 7 years ago when last working
with PowerPoint. I had to change the text/background of the offending slides
so the text would show up. It is not a great way to do it, but it worked!
Surely there is a way to create slides with text and auto shapes that will
print legibly in handouts! Surely?

If anyone is curious enough to look at what my irritating Power Point
problem is, I put the three offending slides up at:
http://www.geocities.com/adysin.geo/powerpointproblems.html

I cannot express enough how MUCH I appreciate all the help!
 
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Echo S

Ah, I think part of the problem is SmartArt and grouped objects.

Try using "inverse greyscale" for your setting. It looks pretty good here.
 
A

AdySin

Most of the slides do look good, but the three offending ones still have text
that is too dark for a legible printout. Sigh...

So, grouping the objects might be a problem?

I don't understand why Power Point does not provide WYSIWYG when printing
slides.

But then, there is a LOT I don't understand. :)
 
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