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    Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    We have an object (not a picture) which we would like to format as a watermark on one slide in a presentation. We are stumped as to how to accomplish this. Any ideas? Are we missing the obvious?

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    Re: Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    Put the object in the slide master (View | Master | Slide Master)

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    Re: Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    As Hans mentioned, you can put the image on the slide master, however, if you only want the watermark on one slide, this may not be exactly what you want.

    Another option would be to put the image on the slide and use the Order options on the Drawing toolbar to "send to back." That way it's behind everything on your slide, but on top of your background elements. You can also use the Image Control button on the Picture toolbar to set the image to "watermark" status. That will give it a washout effect that may work for you.

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    Re: Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, the Image Control options are not available b/c it is not a picture. It appears that the best we can do at this point is to apply the Semi-Transparent option which washes it out a bit.

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    Re: Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    Speaking of watermarks, is there any way to embed something in Powerpoint that is not visible when the slides are being viewed (slide show, etc.) but does show up when they are printed? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> I am creating training package using Powerpoint and would like to be able to control its distribution.
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    Re: Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    On PowerPoint 2002 you can do this by using a custom exit animation of "Disappear", timed to start "With Previous" and set as the first animation on the slide. You don't even see the object flicker as you transition to the slide. I don't remember PowerPoint 2000 having custom Exit animations.

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    Re: Format Object as Watermark (2000)

    Would you be printing in black and white or would it be in color?

    If it's B/W, go to View/Black and White, then right-click the object in question. Select Black and White Settings from the right-click popup, and from there, choose Don't Show.

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