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Bring image to front in PowerPoint 2010

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  1. dw1256

    dw1256 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am working with a powerpont presentation where I have put a logo in the slide master, it needs to show on every page. So here is the problem. On some slides I have to insert pictures that cover up the portion of the logo that is saved on the master. However, the part of the picture that is covering up the logo is just dead white space, and I figure there is a way to make the logo always go to the front.

    Let me know if anyone has any ideas or needs more clarification.

    Thanks.
    dw1256
     
  2. turbodante

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    I don't normally use powerpoint, but I take by 'master' you mean the template that is underneath.

    The only work around I can see is to overlay another logo on top.
     
  3. dw1256

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    Yes, the master is a template that you can apply to any pages you wish.

    That is what I have done in the past but it is very time consuming. Sometimes the presentations are up to 200 pages and you have to paste the logo individually on to each slide.

    Someone once told me that there was an easy way to make this happen in office 2010, but since I didn't have 2010 at that time I never asked what the solution is. Now that person is not with their firm any more.
     
  4. turbodante

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    Perhaps on these 200 or so where master logo is obscured, you can use an alternative master-layout where the logo has been moved elsewhere (example to another corner). Batch select the slides and change layout.

    Not tried it myself, but just a suggestion.
     
  5. dw1256

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    That is a good idea. However, the boss is pretty paticular and wants everything to be the same. Change is not easy around here.
     
  6. turbodante

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    I know exactly how you feel:p

    My last suggestion is VBA... check this http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/msoffice/?p=1910
     
  7. turbodante

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    I have modified the code in the link to this..

    Code:
    Sub InsertLogoOverallslides()
    Dim x As Long, xSlide As Long
    xSlide = Application.ActivePresentation.Slides.Count
    For x = 2 To xSlide
    ActivePresentation.Slides(x).Select
    ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes.AddPicture( _
    FileName:="C:\Active\TR\September2009Blog\TR.jpg", _
    LinkToFile:=msoFalse, _
    SaveWithDocument:=msoTrue, Left:=655, Top:=15, _
    Width:=48, Height:=48).Select
    Next
    End Sub
    
    You may want to modify the pathway of the above before using... and do a little test before performing on your 'live' document to save from disasters!
     
  8. DaveA

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    It sounds like you either need to use smaller images or a type of images that can have transparent backgrounds.

    The problem with transparent background images, the master slide will be shown where there is transparency.
     
  9. turbodante

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    I didn't think using transparent images - that could be the way to go.
     
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