Shapes with Offset Center or Inside Center shadow are truncated

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A shape will be truncated in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 when published with Presenter '09 if both the following criteria are true:

  • The shape has either an Offset Center or Inside Center shadow.
  • The shape is 10" wide or greater (i.e. it fills the entire width of the slide).

This is a known issue. Use either of the following methods to correct it:

Save the shape as a picture

  1. Right-click the shape, and select Save as Picture. Save it as a PNG image.
  2. Delete the shape from your PowerPoint slide.
  3. Insert the saved image in its place.

Modify the shape

This method has more steps, but it also allows you to edit the shape in the future if you need to do so.

  1. Right-click the 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. For example, if the Z axis is currently 0, change it to 359.9.
  4. Click the Close button to save the change.
  5. Right-click the shape again, and select Edit Points.
  6. Then right-click anywhere on the perimeter of the shape, and select Add Point.
  7. Click outside the shape to save the change.