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change default page size in PowerPoint (office xp)

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In PowerPoint XP, how do I change the page size to default to 11 x 8.5

instead of the 10 x 7.5 it currently is set at?

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    • Hi,

      File| Page Setup.

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      "Jim" <Jim.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

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      > In PowerPoint XP, how do I change the page size to default to 11 x 8.5

      > instead of the 10 x 7.5 it currently is set at?

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:14:00 GMT
    • Jim,

      Keep in mind that when you change the screen size, presentations created in

      the original screen size will now be stretched to fit the new screen size.

      the slight changes in proportion that you have made may not be quite as

      noticeable as if you had changed to a 16:9 aspect ratio for a wide screen

      look. However, presentations created in the new page size will come out just

      fine. Many people have been disappointed when they try to show presentations

      previously created in other size formats and wonder why the people in a

      photo image are now short and fat or tall and skinny.

      Paul

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      "Jim" <Jim.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:2CDA7604-FB7F-46FF-B98E-0D88747D0C25.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > In PowerPoint XP, how do I change the page size to default to 11 x 8.5

      > instead of the 10 x 7.5 it currently is set at?

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:15:00 GMT
    • Dear Paul,

      Is there any way to print out the original page without this stretching

      occurring? When I tried this, not only was the page stretched, but also the

      text and images no longer lined up?

      Thanks,

      Mike

      "Paul Jackman" wrote:

      > Jim,

      > Keep in mind that when you change the screen size, presentations created in

      > the original screen size will now be stretched to fit the new screen size.

      > the slight changes in proportion that you have made may not be quite as

      > noticeable as if you had changed to a 16:9 aspect ratio for a wide screen

      > look. However, presentations created in the new page size will come out just

      > fine. Many people have been disappointed when they try to show presentations

      > previously created in other size formats and wonder why the people in a

      > photo image are now short and fat or tall and skinny.

      > Paul

      > --

      > Jackman Media(tm) http://www.jacktech.net

      > "Jim" <Jim.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:2CDA7604-FB7F-46FF-B98E-0D88747D0C25.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > > In PowerPoint XP, how do I change the page size to default to 11 x 8.5

      > > instead of the 10 x 7.5 it currently is set at?

      >

      >

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:16:00 GMT
    • I'd use File|Print and check the "scale to fit page" box.

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      "zapspan" <zapspan.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:D627A968-A032-4899-88AD-E4151612B9D9.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > Dear Paul,

      > Is there any way to print out the original page without this stretching

      > occurring? When I tried this, not only was the page stretched, but also

      > the

      > text and images no longer lined up?

      > Thanks,

      > Mike

      > "Paul Jackman" wrote:

      >> Jim,

      >> Keep in mind that when you change the screen size, presentations created

      >> in

      >> the original screen size will now be stretched to fit the new screen

      >> size.

      >> the slight changes in proportion that you have made may not be quite as

      >> noticeable as if you had changed to a 16:9 aspect ratio for a wide screen

      >> look. However, presentations created in the new page size will come out

      >> just

      >> fine. Many people have been disappointed when they try to show

      >> presentations

      >> previously created in other size formats and wonder why the people in a

      >> photo image are now short and fat or tall and skinny.

      >> Paul

      >> --

      >> Jackman Media(tm) http://www.jacktech.net

      >> "Jim" <Jim.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      >> news:2CDA7604-FB7F-46FF-B98E-0D88747D0C25.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      >> > In PowerPoint XP, how do I change the page size to default to 11 x 8.5

      >> > instead of the 10 x 7.5 it currently is set at?

      >>

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:17:00 GMT