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Printing II: Work with color commands

Grayscale command and slide preview

Callout 1 When your default printer is a black and white printer, the default color command is Grayscale.
Callout 2 As print preview shows, the background prints as white.
Callout 3 The shapes that have a fill color preview and print in grayscale.
Callout 4 The logo, a picture file, previews and prints in grayscale.

When your default printer is a black and white printer, the default color command is Grayscale. Grayscale means various tones of gray combined with black and white. Slides print and preview in grayscale — with certain exceptions.

The biggest exception is the background. When you print in grayscale, the background and any graphics or detail it includes are hidden and print white.

The Grayscale command prints slide elements in white, black, or grayscale, as follows:

Slide element How it prints
Background White
Text Black
Lines Black
Frames Black
Text shadows Grayscale
Embossing Grayscale
Color and pattern fills Grayscale
Object shadows Grayscale
Bitmaps, other picture files Grayscale
Clip art Grayscale
Charts Grayscale

If you don't wish to hide the background, read on for another option besides Grayscale.

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