Freeform drawing preview colour in Powerpoint 2007

Freeform drawing preview colour in Powerpoint 2007

Post by Ju_Coope » Wed, 07 May 2008 02:51:17


I use a black background for most of my presentations. In PPT 2003 drawing
with the freeform tool would preview in white before the shape was finalised
by double clicking. In PPT 2007 the preview is black and hence invisible
while drawing the freeform, so I can't see what I am drawing! The results
are usually entertaining. I can't find any option to change the contrast
colour of the freeform tool (in 2003 it appeared to change automatically so
was dark on a light background). Same seems to apply to the scribble and
curve tool. I can change the background colour, but this seems unnecessarily
clunky.

Any suggestions on how to modify this behaviour? Many thanks.

Julian Cooper
 
 
 

Freeform drawing preview colour in Powerpoint 2007

Post by Pia Bor » Wed, 07 May 2008 14:35:36


I have no real solution only a workaround: if you change the view to
"Grayscale" you can see your freehand-form. It's nothing some wants to have
but it's a little help.


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Freeform drawing preview colour in Powerpoint 2007

Post by Echo » Wed, 07 May 2008 21:31:28


Oh, that's a nice one, Pia! Much easier than changing your background color
temporarily!

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Freeform drawing preview colour in Powerpoint 2007

Post by Ju_Coope » Thu, 08 May 2008 03:44:45

Thank you Pia, that's very helpful. With the shortcuts now on my quick
access toolbar it's a lot easier. If only I could add them to my context
menu!

Best wishes,

Julian
 
 
 

Freeform drawing preview colour in Powerpoint 2007

Post by Pia Bor » Thu, 08 May 2008 14:19:32

I'm glad to help! Alter the context menu is above my head, but maybe ALT+W+O
is a quick way to View/Grayscale and ALT+B+C back to color.

Pia








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