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You can create transparent bitmaps with Windows Paintbrush to import into PowerPoint for Windows by rendering the drawing as black and white. If the palette used is monochrome, shades of gray are imported into PowerPoint as black. The opaque portion of the picture can be recolored in PowerPoint.
NOTE: Transparent bitmaps don't print well to PostScript printers.
Method 1: If You Are Using Windows 95 PaintTo create a transparent bitmap in Windows 95 Paint for importing into PowerPoint 7.0, follow these steps:
Method 2: If You Are Using Windows 3.11 PaintburshTo create a transparent bitmap in Windows Version 3.11 Paintbrush to import into PowerPoint 4.0, 3.0, or 2.0, do the following:
Method 3: If Using Paint or Paintbrush, Save File as Monochrome BitmapCreate a drawing in Paint or Paintbrush (in Windows 3.1) and save the file using the Save As command or copy the file as a monochrome bitmap using the Copy To command. Then, on the Insert menu in PowerPoint, click Picture to insert the object as a transparent bitmap.
Article ID: 59208 - Last Review: November 16, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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