Grouping objects on the Slide Master causes other objects to be duplicated or deleted

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If your Slide Master (or layout) in PowerPoint includes grouped objects, you may encounter one or more of the following results when previewing or publishing with Presenter '09:

  • An image, shape, or text box from one slide may also appear unexpectedly on another slide.
  • An image, shape, or text box may get duplicated on the same slide.
  • An image, shape, or text box may get deleted from a slide.
  • An image, shape, or text box that was previously deleted may unexpectedly reappear.

This is a known issue.  You can avoid this issue by ungrouping all the objects on the Slide Master.