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    Draft Watermark (2003)

    I need to place a "Working Draft" watermark on my PowerPoint presentation slides, a la Word. PP Watermark Help only describes inserting a picture. I tried inserting Word Art on the Master Slide, toning down the intensity, light gray, etc., but it is hidden by the slide text on the individual slides. I could not find a Bring To Front command. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    Make sure that you set the text placeholders to "no fill" in the slide master, so that they are transparent.

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    Hans,

    Sorry, I don't know how to do that. I can select the text and/or the text box on the Master, but don't see a way to "no fill".

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    In the slide master:
    - Use the mouse to draw a rectangle around the text placeholders to select them.
    - Take care not to select the WordArt watermark. If you do, deselect it by Shift+clicking on it.
    - Point to Format | Placeholder...
    - If necessary, activate the Colors and Lines tab.
    - In the Fill section, select No Fill in the Color dropdown box.
    - Click OK.
    - Close the slide master.

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    Hans,

    Thank you, that worked as planned.

    Note that on my PowerPoint 2003, I needed to "- Point to Format | Object..." rather than to "...Placeholder."

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    What happens if you click on the one placeholder and point at the Format menu? Does it say Format | Object... too?

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    Hans,

    Aha! For a single Placeholder, it says Format | Placeholder. I had gathered up several placeholders, which PowerPoint then called an Object (rather than Placeholders plural, I guess). Thanks for the insight.

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    Re: Draft Watermark (2003)

    In PowerPoint 2002 (XP), the menu option is also Format | Placeholder if I select several placeholders, but as soon as I select another kind of object with them (a picture or whatever), the menu option changes to Format | Object...

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