Balance and Counterbalance Arrows SmartArt Graphics do not publish correctly

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If you insert a Balance SmartArt Graphic or a Counterbalance Arrows SmartArt Graphic into your PowerPoint presentation (shown in the image below), you may find that the shapes that comprise the SmartArt Graphic are offset or have shifted unexpectedly when published with Presenter '09.

Balance and Counterbalance Arrows SmartArt Graphics

This is a known issue.  You can correct it in one of the following ways:

Ungroup the SmartArt Graphic

  1. Right-click the bounding box for the SmartArt Graphic, scroll to Group, and select Ungroup.
  2. Repeat step 1 again to fully ungroup the shapes that comprise the SmartArt Graphic.

Replace the SmartArt Graphic with an Image

  1. Right-click the bounding box for the SmartArt Graphic, and select Copy.
  2. On the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow beneath the Paste button, and select Paste Special.
  3. Select Picture (Enhanced Metafile) from the Paste As list box, and click the OK button.
  4. Delete the original SmartArt Graphic.