How to print overhead transparencies

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How to print overhead transparencies
Use your home computer to print overhead transparencies. (project detail image by Fernando Soares from

Overhead transparencies are often used in education and business to communicate information to an audience by a projector. Microsoft documents, images, graphics, illustrations and spreadsheets are printed on transparency paper and then they are displayed by a projector on a wall or screen for the audience to view. Not all printers are capable of printing overhead transparencies. Check your printer's user manual for guidance.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Transparency paper

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  1. 1

    Place the overhead transparency in the paper tray of the printer.

  2. 2

    Open the desired document from your application of choice. Transparencies are often printed from Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel documents.

  3. 3

    Click "File" from the top menu of the application and click "Print" from the drop-down.

  4. 4

    Select the print of your choice under "Printer Name" in the Print dialogue box.

  5. 5

    Click the "Properties" button in the Print dialogue box.

  6. 6

    Click the "Paper Type" drop-down and select "Transparency." If transparency is not a paper type option, choose photo or other photo. Click "OK" to close the Properties dialogue box. Click "OK" again to print the overhead transparency.

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