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In Microsoft PowerPoint, inserted AutoShapes and other drawing objects may appear incomplete, distorted in shape, or even unrecognizable.
This issue may occur if the inserted object is relatively small, the line weight is heavy, and the line style is a form of dashed line. Line weight and dashed line style do not change in proportion to the size of the inserted object. For example, when you use the Dash line style, the dashes are each approximately 3/8 inches long. If you reduce the size of the object that is using the Dash line style to one-half its original size, the dashes are still approximately 3/8 inches long.
To resolve this issue, follow these general rules:
To change the line weight and dashed style of an inserted shape, follow these steps:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 and PowerPoint 2003
Article ID: 278594 - Last Review: February 9, 2012 - Revision: 5.0