PPT2000: "Not Enough Printer Memory..." Error Trying to Print File

ID: Q212393

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When you print a presentation in PowerPoint for Windows, you may receive the following error message:

Not enough printer memory available to print page.


This problem can occur because the memory setting on the Windows printer driver is too low. The default memory setting for some printer drivers is the lowest possible setting; therefore, this setting may be insufficient for your print job.


To fix this problem, reset the memory setting on the printer driver to reflect the exact amount of memory installed on the printer in question.

To change the printer driver memory setting, follow these steps:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Printers.

  2. Right-click the appropriate printer icon and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.

  3. Click the Device Options tab.

  4. From the Printer Memory list, click the correct setting and then click OK.


For information about how to verify the amount of memory installed on your printer, see your printer manufacturer's user guide. For information about memory in HP LaserJet printers, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q130662 PUB: Determining Memory in HP LaserJet Series Printers
For more information about printer troubleshooting, click Microsoft PowerPoint Help on the Help menu, type "How do I troubleshoot my printer?" in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

For additional information about troubleshooting printing problems in Windows, click Help on the Windows Start menu, click the Index tab, type the following text:

print troubleshooting

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Print Troubleshooter" topic.

Additional query words: 9.0 9 9.00 PPT9 ppt2k ppt_9

Keywords          : kbprint 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbprb 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999