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  • #4214229

    How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

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    by panes-rubrics ·

    I have been visually comparing two pages of text to verify everything is same except three-characters month abbreviation (at fixed position); in other words, all text except month information is standard.

    To do this, I stacked two Full Print Screens. If result is above, then I am confident that two pages are same except for month information. Problem appears when the standard needs to be changed; say Jane is now John.

    I need to use this month of Text (which shows John) as standard; to do so, I need to undo the transparent color which is already saved into the Presentation; and delete the out-dated Page (which shows Jane).

    How to reset the image for transparent color only? without having to reset other attributes?

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    • #4214288

      How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      by sehartalokar ·

      In reply to How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      your current method of stacking full print screens and relying on transparency only allows for all-or-nothing comparisons. Restoring specific elements like John instead of Jane without affecting other areas requires more sophisticated tools and approaches. Here are some options based on your desired level of automation and technical expertise:

      1. Image Editing Software:

      Use tools like Photoshop, GIMP, or online editors like Pixlr.
      Select the “John” text area in the desired image and copy it.
      Open the image with “Jane” and paste the copied “John” text onto the corresponding area.
      Use layer masks or blending modes to achieve seamless merging and preserve surrounding elements.
      This requires manual selection and editing, but offers precise control.
      2. Text Comparison and Replacement Tools:

      Consider tools like Diffchecker or AntiDupl.
      Upload both images or their text content (extracted using OCR tools).
      These tools highlight differences and enable text replacements within their interface.
      While helpful for comparing large textual areas, they might not handle visual elements perfectly.
      3. Scripting and Programming:

      If you’re comfortable with coding, create a script to automate the process.
      Libraries like OpenCV or Pillow (Python) can manipulate images.
      Identify areas using image processing techniques and replace specific text regions.
      Requires programming knowledge but offers flexibility and automation.
      4. Cloud-based AI Solutions:

      Explore services like Amazon Textract or Google Cloud Vision API.
      Upload images and leverage their OCR and text manipulation capabilities.
      These services offer robust features but might involve costs and potential privacy concerns.

    • #4214397

      Is 0 reset for “Shape.PictureFormat.TransparencyColor” VBA?

      by panes-rubrics ·

      In reply to How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      I need help to know what value is reset for PowerPoint VBA “Shape.PictureFormat.TransparencyColor” ?
      It worked by trial and error but is it proper?
      My VBA as follows
      Option Explicit
      Sub TransparencyColor_Reset()
      ‘ 2024-02
      ‘ PowerPoint does not provide Reset Transparency Color
      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/how-to-undo-set-transparent-co
      lor-after-saving-the/05959655-cfa7-4761-a0e2-b9f55519b3a9
      ‘ I have been visually comparing two pages of text to verify everything is same except
      three-characters month abbreviation (at fixed position); in other words, all text exce
      pt month information is standard.
      ‘ To do this, I stacked two Full Print Screens as below:
      ‘ 16777215 is White color (Decimal 16777215) – Converting Colors
      ‘ -2147483648 TransparencyColor when NOT set for White Color
      Dim PP As PowerPoint.Application
      Dim Pres As PowerPoint.Presentation
      Dim curSlide As Slide
      Dim curShape As Shape
      On Error Resume Next
      Set PP = GetObject(, “PowerPoint.Application”)
      On Error GoTo 0
      Set Pres = PP.ActivePresentation
      With Pres
      PP.Visible = True
      For Each curSlide In .Slides
      For Each curShape In curSlide.Shapes
      With curShape
      With .PictureFormat
      .TransparencyColor = 0
      End With
      End With
      Next curShape
      Next curSlide
      End With
      End Sub
      ‘ APPENDIX

    • #4214525

      Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation

      by peterklein336 ·

      In reply to How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      Undoing the “Set Transparent Color” feature after saving a presentation is not directly possible. Once you save the file, the transparency information is embedded, and there is no built-in undo for this action. However, you can try these options:

      Revert to a Previous Version: If you have a backup or an earlier version of the presentation, open it and save without the transparent color changes.

      Use Image Editing Software: Open the image with transparent color in an editing program and manually remove transparency or revert to a previous version if available.

      Reapply Background: If transparent color was applied to a background, reapply the original background or replace the affected area with the desired background.

      Recreate the Image: If all else fails, recreate the affected image or slide without using the transparent color feature. Always keep backups before making significant changes.

    • #4215090

      Reply To: How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      by peterklein336 ·

      In reply to How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      Undoing the “Set Transparent Color” action in PowerPoint after saving the presentation can be challenging, as there isn’t a direct undo option for this feature once the file is saved. To revert transparency changes, explore options like reverting to previous versions if using cloud storage with version history, keeping backups of original images, manually reapplying transparency settings, or utilizing external image editing software to edit and remove transparency. It’s advisable to save a copy of the presentation before making significant changes to maintain a backup for potential reversals.

      Note: irrelevant link removed by moderator.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by Avatar photokees_b.
    • #4215222

      Reply To: How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      by tariqsofia996 ·

      In reply to How to undo Set Transparent Color after saving the Presentation?

      To reset the transparent color in an image without affecting other attributes:

      1. Select the transparent color area.
      2. Adjust the text to the new standard (e.g., change “Jane” to “John”).
      3. Save or export the modified image.

      Refer to your specific image editing software’s documentation for detailed steps.

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