White rectangle appears behind objects with transparency

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If you layer more than ten objects that have transparency on the same slide, you may find that a white rectangle appears where the objects overlap when published with Presenter ‘09.

This is a known issue.  You can correct it.  Here’s how:

PowerPoint 2010 / 2007

  1. Group some or all of the objects together, so that there are ten or fewer objects and groups.  (To group objects in PowerPoint, select the object you want to group, and then press CTRL+G.)
  2. Cut (CTRL+X) each group of objects, and paste it back as an image (right-click, and select Paste Options > Picture).

Here’s another possible workaround for PowerPoint 2010 / 2007:

  1. Group some or all of the objects together, so that there are ten or fewer objects and groups. (To group objects in PowerPoint, select the object you want to group, and then press CTRL+G.)
  2. Right-click each group of objects, and select Format Shape.
  3. Select the 3-D Rotation tab on the left side of the window.
  4. Change the Z Rotation Axis to 359.9.
  5. Click the Close button.

PowerPoint 2003 and earlier

  1. Group some or all of the objects together, so that there are ten or fewer objects and groups. (To group objects in PowerPoint, select the object you want to group, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+G.)
  2. Cut (CTRL+X) each group of objects, and paste it back as an image (Edit > Paste Special > Picture (PNG)).