White box prints with black line - powerpoint 2003


G

Guest

I want to place one white shape on top of another (to create a specially
shaped graphic). On screen, it looks perfect but when you print it, the box
on top prints with a black outline. You can even see the black line in the
"print preview." (NOTE: by white, I mean pure, 100% white).

Note: I've already tried the following with no results:
Double-checking the colors, grouping the boxes, changing the layer order,
checking to make sure the border is really transparent, making the borders
white, printing on different printers. none of these have worked.

I do not want to use a gif or jpeg-- it will make the file too large. I want
to fix the error!

thanks.
 
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G

Guest

Are you printing in black and white or grayscale?
If so, select the white box.
Click View > Color/Grayscale > Grayscale.
The Grayscale View toolbar should popup.
On the toolbar, select Settings > Grayscale.
--
Shawn Toh (tohlz)
Microsoft MVP PowerPoint

Site Updated: August 08, 2007
(All amazing PowerPoint skills here <g>)
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G

Guest

When printing on a mono printer, you need to select to print in colour.
Strange but it works!
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the responses-- setting the greyscale to color is an easy fix!

By the way, here is one "work around" I figured out too: Change all of your
white boxes just a tiny bit--- build the colors so that red=254 green=254
blue=254

the difference will be practically invisible to the naked eye and the black
line no longer prints on any kind of printer! (this is good if you send it
out to other people and they ignore your special printing instructions.)

thanks,
-bf
 
J

JD

Maybe this will help someone out there... The solutions I found on line did not work for me. I did not want to change my printer settings, that was like giving up. Changing the colors to 254/254/254 also did not work. I ended up opening a blank field in Microsoft Paint, copying a section of white, then placing it under my text box (the text box set to no fill, no line) and over the image I was trying to obscure. I am using PowerPoint 2007.



b wrote:

RE: White box prints with black line - powerpoint 2003
13-Aug-07

Thanks for the responses-- setting the greyscale to color is an easy fix

By the way, here is one "work around" I figured out too: Change all of your
white boxes just a tiny bit--- build the colors so that red=254 green=254
blue=25

the difference will be practically invisible to the naked eye and the black
line no longer prints on any kind of printer! (this is good if you send it
out to other people and they ignore your special printing instructions.

thanks
-b

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J

JD

None of the solutions I found on line worked for me. Setting the color of the box to 254/254/254 also did not work. Changing the printer settings seemed like admitting defeat. I had success by creating a blank field in Microsoft Paint, copying a section of white from it, and inserting this under my text box (set to no fill, no outline) and above the image I wanted to obscure.



b wrote:

RE: White box prints with black line - powerpoint 2003
13-Aug-07

Thanks for the responses-- setting the greyscale to color is an easy fix

By the way, here is one "work around" I figured out too: Change all of your
white boxes just a tiny bit--- build the colors so that red=254 green=254
blue=25

the difference will be practically invisible to the naked eye and the black
line no longer prints on any kind of printer! (this is good if you send it
out to other people and they ignore your special printing instructions.

thanks
-b

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