PPT2000: Equation Editor Objects Printed Incorrectly on HandoutsID: Q222021

When you print handout pages from a PowerPoint presentation that contains one or more equation objects from Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType, some lines and other objects in your equations are not printed correctly. This problem affects equations on the slides in the lower portion of the handouts pages, rather than the top portion.
This problem occurs because Equation Editor and MathType do not handle cases where the font size is very small. This problem causes the equations to not be printed correctly.
To work around this problem, you can convert the object from an Equation Editor or MathType object to a PowerPoint drawing object. To do this, use one of the following methods.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro automates the procedure outlined in Method 1, making it easier to convert many Equation Editor objects in a presentation.
Sub Fix_Equations()
Dim sld As Slide
Dim sha As Shape
Dim sha2 As Shape
Dim tmr, tmr2 As Date
Dim i, cnt As Long
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides
' Change to the next slide.
ActiveWindow.View.Slide = sld
' Get the count.
cnt = sld.Shapes.Count
tmr = 0
For i = 1 To cnt
' Get the next shape.
Set sha = sld.Shapes(i)
' Is the shape an OLE object (EQNEDIT)?
If sha.Type = msoEmbeddedOLEObject Then
' Copy the shape.
sha.Select
sha.Copy
' Move the original off the slide.
sha.IncrementLeft 700
' Paste the shape.
sld.Shapes.Paste
' Wait for the shape to be copied...1 second
tmr = Now
Do Until Now > (tmr + 0.00001)
Loop
' Ungroup.
sld.Shapes(cnt + 1).Ungroup.Select
' Group.
ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Group.Select
End If
Next i
Next sld
End Sub
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. MathType is manufactured by Design Science, Incorporated, vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
Additional query words: ppt2k 9.0 powerpnt powerpoint ppt shift changed move moved up down left right slide change changes different pull
Keywords : kbprint kbdta kbeqedit
Version : WINDOWS:2000
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbbug
Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999