We can print 35mm color slides from any version of Microsoft PowerPoint, but you need to prepare the PowerPoint show for 35mm slides.
Set the proper page size for your slides:
Change your page size by changing your setup. Click the File Menu, click Page Setup, and make sure that the “Slides Sized for:” box says “35mm slides.” Use the default size that it gives you. Or you could be totally exact and change the numbers to 7.33″ x 11″, which would be a Custom page size. Then click OK.
To set the Page Setup for the Newest Versions of PowerPoint:
Click the Design Tab, click Page Setup on the left side, click Slides Sized for: 35mm Slides.
Preparing your slides:
- Do not run your text or artwork all the way out to the edge of the background. Leave about a half inch of space from the edge of the background on your screen or the text/art will be cut off by the slide mount.
- Make your text as large as possible to increase readability.
- Use a dark background and light colored letters or your slides will be difficult to read.
- Avoid a white background because white is represented by clear film on slides. White is not opaque, so it lets the full glare of the slide projector through.
Saving your slides:
Save your slides as a normal PowerPoint presentation file with a “.ppt -or- .pptx” file name extension. Please do not print it to a file. Just save it normally and upload it to us.