Microsoft KB Archive/51311
PowerPoint: Shaded Object Pastes as Solid Color PSS ID Number: Q51311 Article last modified on 06-03-1991 PSS database name: M_PowerPt
In Microsoft PowerPoint, it is possible to create objects filled with gradiant shaded color. This is done by creating an Opaque object against a shaded background, cutting (or copying) the object, and then pasting it with the Paste as Picture command.
However, this does not work if the background shading is set to the From Title option in the background shading dialog. Instead, it is necessary to use one of the other shading options.
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1991.