Callout shape with rotation shifts unexpectedly when published

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If you include a callout shape in your presentation and apply a rotation to the callout, you may find that it shifts unexpectedly when published with Presenter '09.

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

Remove the rotation

Remove the rotation from the callout shape, and use the yellow diamond on the callout's tail to reposition the tail in the appropriate location.

Adjust the Z rotation axis

This option pertains to PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 only.

An alternate workaround is to subtract one-tenth of a degree from the Z rotation axis for the callout shape.  Here's how:

  1. Right-click the callout shape, and select Format Shape.
  2. Select the 3-D Rotation tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Subtract one-tenth (.1) of a point from the Z Rotation Axis.  Here are some examples:
    • If the Z axis is currently 0, change it to 359.9.
    • If the Z axis is currently 90, change it to 89.9.
    • If the Z axis is currently 180, change it to 179.9.
    • If the Z axis is currently 270, change it to 269.9.
  4. Click the Close button.
  5. Republish your presentation.