PPT2000: Notes Pages Slide Image Frame Incorrect When Background Printing

ID: Q226666

The information in this article applies to:


When you only alter one property of the slide frame image on the Notes Page for that slide, such as making a solid 6 point line border to be a dashed line, the printed output will look different. In the prior example, the dashed line prints, but at a hairline thickness and not at the 6 point thickness, despite the fact that it appears to be a 6 point dashed line on the screen.


This problem will occur if Background Printing is enabled in PowerPoint 2000. When Background Printing is enabled, PowerPoint will lose the connection between the Notes Master and the Notes Pages if the Notes Pages have been taken "off master", and no longer follow the Notes Master's format.


Turn Off Background Printing

To disable Background Printing, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Click on the Print tab.

  3. Next, click to clear the Background Printing box, then click OK.

The Notes Pages should now print correctly.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0 thickness missing gone invisible dashed dotted lost visible tiny small barely

Keywords          : kbprint kbdta 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999