Solution: PowerPoint is currently printing. Yet, PowerPoint Does Not Print!
Today I got a real mind-bender of a problem. PowerPoint 2010 was refusing to print slides. After sending the print job to the printer, it would just sit there doing nothing. Giving up, I exited out of PowerPoint and got this error message:
PowerPoint is currently printing. Quitting will cancel all pending print jobs.
Really... it doesn't appear to be printing from my end! As it turns out, there are two workarounds:
Workaround #1 - Uncheck "Print Comments and Ink Markup"
In the Print dialog box, look for the Settings section. In the drop down list labeled, "Full Page Slides" click to see all of the available options. At the very bottom of that list you will see something CHECKED that says, "Print Comments and Ink Markup". UNCHECK that bad boy and you'll be good to go!
Workaround #2 - Save As... PDF then Print from Acrobat Reader"
From the File menu in PowerPoint, choose Save As. Under the "Save As Type" list, select: PDF (*.pdf). Click Save. Open that document in Adobe Reader and viola, it prints like a champ.
If this workaround was helpful, take moment to leave me a message. And, if you're a genius and have some insight into permanently fixing this problem, I'm all ears.
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