Turn background printing on or off

When you turn Background printing on, you can continue to work as you print. However, sometimes printing presentations that contain graphics can drastically slow down the print process. If you are working on a presentation that requires rapid response time from the printer, turn Background printing off.

To turn background printing on or off, do the following:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Print tab.
  2. Under Printing options, select or clear the Background printing check box.

For information about printing slides that hide background graphics or fade dark background colors, see the See Also box, which is visible when you are connected to the Internet.

Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003