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Excel content turns black and white (B&W), loses color when copy/pasted into PowerPoint

Problem

You have colored text or graphics in your Excel worksheet but when you copy/paste it to PowerPoint, it gets converted to black and white.

Solution

The problem is probably that your default printer is a black and white printer.

Choose a color printer as your default printer driver before you copy/paste from Excel to PowerPoint.

Don't have a color printer? Don't worry about it. You just need to make Excel think you do.

To learn how to install a printer driver and select it as your default printer:

Another approach:


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Excel content turns black and white (B&W), loses color when copy/pasted into PowerPoint
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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