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When I want to save my .ppt slideshow to pdf I use the print function. I have set the paper size to the slide size and orientation to landscape (as is the document itself) in page setup > options

However, when I go to print the 'paper' is oriented as portrait and I can't change the orientation in the printer dialogue - the sides of my slides are being cut off.

I'm using Powerpoint 2008 for Mac.

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If you click File » Save As… and then select PDF as format, this achieves exactly what you want — there's no need to go through the Print dialog:

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Thank you - that was SO easy! – runurb Jun 28 '12 at 21:02
Sure! Since you're new: you can accept this answer by clicking the green checkmark next to it. Welcome to Super User! :) – slhck Jun 28 '12 at 21:06

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