Skip to Questions


Useful Tip: Make sure to use proper spelling in your searches; abbreviations or acronyms are not acceptable.

I received an error message trying to print a PowerPoint, how do I fix this?

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2013  |  18 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0


In the event you are having difficulty printing Powerpoints from eCollege at the library, we have instructions at the reference desk for one of our librarians to assist you. In the event you would like to tackle the problem yourself, it is best to copy and paste the entire contents of into a new PowerPoint file. 

  1. Enable editing when prompted on the PowerPoint. If you receive an error message when doing so, press repair. 
  2. Go to the area of the presentation where the slides are in a row (normally the left side of the screen) and click once on the area. 
  3. Press CTRL + A, and with all of the slides highlighted press CTRL+C; this will copy all of the slides at once. 
  4. Open up a new blank PowerPoint presentation, right click the blank slide (once again to the left of the screen), and then choose "Delete Slide". 
  5. Make sure you are in te left window pane where you would normally see all of the slides at once and press CTRL+V; this pastes all of the previously copied slides into the new document. 
  6. After the slides appear, you should be able to print and edit the slides. 

If problems persist, please contact a reference librarian. 

Answered by Elizabeth BrooksBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    • a small icon
      Call us: 800.359.5945 or 352.588.8477
    • a small icon
      Text us at (352) 678-4393
    • a small icon
      Chat with a Librarian: Ask A Librarian
    • a small icon
      Get Help at our Reference Desk  more info
    • a small icon

    Live Chat

    Morning Chat

    Browse by Popular Topics

    About the Library  –  Articles  –  Ask A Librarian  –  Blackboard  –  Books  –  Business  –  Career Planning  –  Catalog  –  Center for Online Learning  –  Circulation Policies  –  Citation styles  –  Company Information  –  Criminal Justice  –  Distance Learning  –  E-books  –  EasyBib  –  Education  –  Email  –  English Literature  –  Graduate Class  –  Healthcare  –  Interlibrary Loan  –  Internet  –  Internships  –  Journals  –  Journals/Newspapers  –  Learning Studio  –  LibGuides  –  Library Hours  –  PowerPoint  –  Printing  –  Psychology  –  Religion  –  Scanning  –  Search Help  –  Social Work  –  Technology  –  Writing Assistance  –  writing help  
    View All Topics