Powerpoint won't print

Powerpoint presentation won't print - When I try and print to any printer it starts out as a small file - 160kb and when it hit's the printer it's starts spooling to over 500MB and eventually nothing prints -  I tried network printers, USB printers - Sent it to a friend - Same thing at his house.

Can't figure this out....
Jim GabaAsked:
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Echo_SCommented:
I know this isn't exactly a solution, but what if you save as PDF and then print the PDF? In Office 365 it's File > Export > Create PDF/XPS.

I have a feeling that the printer driver might be struggling with gradients or transparency or semi-transparent gradients in the PowerPoint file. PowerPoint's PDF / XPS does a good job with this, so running it through the PDF creation might help with that spooling issue.
ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Could you try this?

To resolve this problem, bypass EMF spooling. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Open the properties dialog box for the printer.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Click the Print directly to the printer option. Than hit apply and than OK.

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Jim GabaAuthor Commented:
Well I figured something out - The first Slide is corrupt - When I removed it and printed the rest of them they all printed - Something wrong with the first slide.

I tried the PDF creation but it took out some of the color.
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Jim GabaAuthor Commented:
Same thing when printing directly to printer - Only this time you don't see the spooler hang
Jim GabaAuthor Commented:
And that just totally jacked my computer up
ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Okay, thanks for the update.
Jim GabaAuthor Commented:
Have user re-create first slide

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