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    transparent fills (2000 SR-1)

    We typically do graphics (block diagrams, flow charts, etc) in Powerpoint, then copy them into Word. We don't link them because the directory they're kept in isn't accessible to people reviewing the documents. Is there any way to deal with a transparent fill or shadow in Powerpoint so that it will print as transparent when the graphic is copied into Word as a picture or enhanced metafile? The transparency is always okay if you link in the slide but that's not an option for us. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Re: transparent fills (2000 SR-1)

    I wonder... since GIF and PNG images can have transparency, whether saving the slide in one of those formats first, and then inserting that into Word, might preserve the transparency. I haven't tested this out myself.

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    Re: transparent fills (2000 SR-1)

    We tried that and it doesn't work -- png keeps the transparancy but puts a gray mesh-like feature in the transparent color and the text gets broken up and grayed. Same thing happens with gif. Saving as jpeg puts in a black background.

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    Re: transparent fills (2000 SR-1)

    Actually, the "transparency" fill or shadow is not a true transparency at all. It's more of a dithered compromise of it and the elements just behind it. Because of that, it can have very undesirable results in viewing, transferring to another program, or even printing... especially printing.

    Just something to think about when incoroporating this tool. It might not be worth it. If transparency is vital, consider using Photoshop (or the like) to create your objects and save them as png's.

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    Re: transparent fills (2000 SR-1)

    Thanks for the information.

    Nancy

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