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    Slide master: don't show shapes that are overflowing the master in normal view

    Hi guys,

    Normal excel user, rare Powerpoint user. Trying to build a master slide set, and to do so I need to add some shapes to the background.

    Because I need to get a slanted line, I'm using a trapeziod shape, but to get the right angle line I need to extend the shape well beyond the normal slide size.

    When I view this in normal, the excess shape shows around the slide (although not in presentation which is great!).

    Is there an option or view I could use when editing the slides in Normal view, that doesn't show excess shapes extending beyond the page limits?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Slide master: don't show shapes that are overflowing the master in normal view

    Which version of PowerPoint are you using?

    Please attach a sample slideshow.
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    Re: Slide master: don't show shapes that are overflowing the master in normal view

    In the attached I added a rectangle and placed it behind the triangle, level with the page edge. I then selected both shapes and did a Merge | Subtract. Could this method work for you?

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    Re: Slide master: don't show shapes that are overflowing the master in normal view

    Ali thank you, that's genius!

    I had never even heard of merge/subtract, but I took inspiration from your advice and did the trapeziod to the angle I needed, then added a normal rectangle to make the one side exactly 90 degrees as needed, and then merge/union'ed them, and this slots perfectly into the edge of the slide now with no need to overflow!

    What a relief, thank you, you nailed it

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    Re: Slide master: don't show shapes that are overflowing the master in normal view

    An alternative may have been to use the freeform shape to draw the required shape within the confines of the slide.
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    Re: Slide master: don't show shapes that are overflowing the master in normal view

    Pleased to have helped!

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