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PPT: Limitation on Recoloring Graphics

PSS ID Number: Q34963 Article last modified on 05-22-1998

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The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh, versions 2.x, 3.0 and 4.0 ==


Using PowerPoint’s Recolor Picture command, you can change the colors within an imported graphic. However, if the graphic in question is a bitmap or pixel map (that is, a color bitmap), only the entire graphic can be recolored. The result, in such cases, is a bitmap consisting of only one color, regardless of how many colors were in the original graphic. Bitmaps and pixel maps come from painting programs like MacPaint, PixelPaint Professional, and PhotoShop.

The Recolor Picture command is best used in conjunction with “object-oriented” graphics (that is, graphics in which each piece of the picture is drawn and manipulated as a separate object). These are the type of graphics typically produced by graphics programs like MacDraw, Microsoft Excel, Cricket Draw, and other drawing and charting programs.

Whenever possible, use object-oriented graphics instead of bitmaps or pixel maps if the Recolor Picture command is to be used.

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