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October 14, 2010


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Mary Montgomery

I am using PowerPoint 2010 and was with you all the way until shape subtract. I used shape combine and shape subtract to create puzzle pieces but when I went to subtract the shape from my image the shape subtract tool was not available. I do not seem to be able to subtract shapes from anything other than other shapes. Am I doing something wrong? Any help is appreciated.


Mary, me too - this doesn't work with a non-shape image like jpeg/png. This can only be done if you
- insert a rectangle shape and then
- Right hand clicknd select "Format Shape"
- Select "Picture ot Texture fill"
- "Insert from File"
- and select your image (the table with folks in this case!)
THEN you can subtract any shape from it!!! Took me a while to figure out this missing step :)


Thanks for pointing this out. I updated the steps to reflect the missing part.

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