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Microsoft KB Archive/168639

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PPT97: Object Border Extends Past Edge of Slide

Article ID: 168639

Article Last Modified on 11/9/2000



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q168639


SYMPTOMS

When you place an object that has a thick border at the edge of a slide in PowerPoint 97, half of the object's border extends past the edge of the slide area. This is not noticeable if your shape has a thin outline. When you run a slide show or print a slide, the border that extends past the edge of the slide is printed thinner than the borders on the other sides of the object.

In contrast, when you place an object that has a thick border at the edge of a slide in PowerPoint 7.0, the border does not extend past the edge of the slide.

CAUSE

In PowerPoint 97, the boundaries of a shape are calculated based on the assumption that the shape has no border. The shape's boundary is calculated based on the center of the shape. As a result, when a shape is positioned at the edge of the slide, it is "snapped" into place and the boundary touches the edge of the slide. If it has a border, the border extends past the edge of the slide. In PowerPoint 7.0, the shape's boundary is calculated inwards from the boundary of the shape.

RESOLUTION

After you position the object at the edge of the slide, point to Draw on the Drawing toolbar, click Nudge, and use the arrow keys to move the object away from the edge of the slide.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


Additional query words: 97 ppt97 ppt8 ppt8.0 8.00 jerk stick sticky cropped outside thin uneven unequal borders thickness thinner wider narrower

Keywords: kbprb kbdraw kbgraphic KB168639