GrayScale Toolbar Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint™ 2011
A Free Add-In For GrayScale Printing in Microsoft PowerPoint (2011 version)

By Jim Gordon, Microsoft MVP
Author of Microsoft Office 2011 All-In-One for Dummies, a reference book for Microsoft Office 2011 published by Wiley Press.

Brief Description
This add-in creates a toolbar for working with grayscale printing options. Use this add-in to conveniently print slide shows and handouts in grayscale. Grayscale controls adjust grayscale printing properties for selected objects.

Toolbar Features

When installed as instructed, the toolbar opens you open PowerPoint. A non-displaying toolbar called “PrintMe” will appear in your list of PowerPoint toolbars on the View menu. This is toolbar is used by the add-in to print the slides and handouts, so don't delete it.

Screen Shots

GrayScaleTool toolbar (enlarged):
Screen shot of the
        grayscale toolbar

These GrayScale Settings are available when a picture is selected and the GrayScale Settings button is clicked:Screen shot of available grayscale

System Requirements

GrayScaleTool add-in has been tested and works with all editions of PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, including Home and Student edition.

The add-in will probably work in these versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 4, 97, 98, 2000, XP, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010, but there's no guarantee that it will. Most likely, old versions of PowerPoint won't display all of the buttons, since not all of the handout options are available in old versions of PowerPoint. PowerPoint for Windows may not display the Grayscale View and Grayscale Settings buttons. If you did a custom install of Microsoft Office and did not include Visual Basic for Applications, you won't be able to use this add-in until you install Visual Basic for Applications.

Click here for Download and Installation Instructions

Microsoft, PowerPoint, Windows, and Mac are registered trademarks of the respective trademark owners. This add-in is free and is available on an As-Is basis, There is no warranty of any sort.

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