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PowerPoint unexpectedly puts content into placeholders


By default, PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 automatically put some kinds of content into placeholders. They'll even create a placeholder on a slide to hold the content, without your asking. It may not be obvious that this is happening, but it can cause problems later, including:

PowerPoint resizes or repositions content unexpectedly and undesirably
Rotated images in placeholders turn jaggy when printed
Macros and add-ins that work with images may skip images that have been "sucked" into placeholders


To prevent this from happening in the future:

To repair images that have been converted to placeholders already:

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PowerPoint unexpectedly puts content into placeholders
Last update 07 June, 2011