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Old 04-27-2007, 04:47 AM   # 1
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Why not Picture file .PNG not transparent

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Old 04-27-2007, 05:29 AM   # 2
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Hmmm, not sure if this will work as a workaround, but, if you created your PNG, in the graphics tool,
  1. Put a rectangle behind your image with transparency
  2. Make the rectangle the same color as your PowerPoint background
  3. Make sure the rectangle has no border
  4. Group both objects
  5. Output the new object as your new PNG
Then use in AP presentation. Might work . . .

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It is a little surprising, though, that the PNG transparency is not maintained once published. I wonder if it might have something to do with whether it is a 24-Bit PNG vs. a 32-Bit PNG?

I think I have seen something about this posted here before...
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:46 AM   # 4
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I just ran a quick test importing a 32-bit PNG that was exported from Fireworks...the transparency and soft edges worked fine for me.

I don't know if the issue might be how the PNG file was saved. Perhaps if you send us the image at issue, we can deternmine the cause.

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Hmmm, Phil and Brian, you may have something. I tried this before posting and my PNG did not work either. However, I was using Xara Xtreme and not Fireworks (not a big Fireworks fan).

Xara defaults to 24-bit for PNGs. Going to 32 bit adds the alpha channel information, which might be needed to make this work with AP.

Did it a quick test and it worked great with 32-bit also.

GREAT work, Guys!

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