Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. May 6, 2002
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How to Print Slides in Reverse Order
Some people are lucky to have printers that stack pages in the order in which they're printed. Some of us have printers that don't, so we have to shuffle every print job to put Page 1 at the top of the stack rather than at the bottom. If you're not one of the lucky ones, here's a trick that will lower your blood pressure a little every time you print more than two pages (and this works in Word and Excel too, by the way):
Before you print, note how many slides you have in your presentation (the status bar at the lower left of your screen will tell you this). For example, let's say there are 25 slides in your presentation.
Choose File, Print to open the Print dialog box. Under Print Range, click Slides rather than All, then in the text box to the right, enter the range of slides you want to print. And here's the trick: Enter the range backwards. That is, if you need to print slides 1-25 but want them to come out in reverse order, enter 25-1--and that's exactly what PowerPoint will print.