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PowerPoint (2016) Printing Option to Always Scale to Fit Paper

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Is it possible to always have PowerPoint use the "Scale to Fit Paper" option when printing anything in PowerPoint? The setting does not seem to stay when relaunching PowerPoint or with any new file.

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by:abaresearch
ID: 41721526
Launch PowerPoint > File > Options> Advanced> Scroll down to print section and select Use the following print settings and check off scale to fit paper.
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by:GR JN
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That seems to apply only to the specific document open (when printing this document: )
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by:Echo_S
ID: 41721654
Hm. This setting should be enabled automatically. Does the problem exist only with existing decks? That is, if you open an existing deck, the option is not enabled but if you create a new file, it is?
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by:GR JN
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Yes
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JSRWilson earned 500 total points
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If the setting was OFF when saved there is no simple way to enable it automatically.

You could write code in an Add In that runs on Presentation Open (not straightforward) or create a ribbon button again it would need to be an AddIn that ran this:

Sub SetPageFit()
ActivePresentation.PrintOptions.FitToPage = msoCTrue
End Sub

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by:GR JN
ID: 41723618
The add-in that runs when PowerPoint opens would be the most effective. How can it be achieved using an add-in?
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by:JSRWilson
ID: 41723630
The AddIn would have to run when a presentation was opened (not the same thing as when PPT starts) This is not a trivial task.
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by:GR JN
ID: 41731289
Is it possible to assign it to PowerPoint to always run when PowerPoint is opened?
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by:JSRWilson
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As I said it would have to run every time a presentation opened (fairly difficult) not just when PowerPoint starts (easy).
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