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When exported to pdf, all images in slides have grey outline

Recent issue I've noticed: Whenever I export my ppt file to PDF, all of the images I have included in the powerpoint have a grey outline around the image. It does not happen to any shapes I may have built in the pdf, only uploaded images.

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  • Mike Leber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Suffered from this nearly a year. With the current April 2019 update this problem finally seems to be solved.

  • Mark Jackson-Weaver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I found that if the png is exported from Illustrator, as opposed to Photoshop, it doesn't have this issue. Don't ask me why, but it fixed it for me!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please fix this or I’m going to have to find a different publishing solution.

  • xxh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm experiencing the same issue here on mac. Temporary fix for me is to plot white rectangles on top of external figure's edges. It can cover the grey line when converted to pdf. Yet still hope the issue can be permanently fixed asap.

  • Sonny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this seems to fix the problem. Change screencapture to JPG instead. Launch terminal and type in the following

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG

  • Sonny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same here, what I do is changing the border of the picture to "white." It'll reduce about 75% of the gray outline but not completely eliminating it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same issue.
    How could a business software being so struggled and no staff reply to this issue for such a long time?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same issue. Updated to Mojave, have ppt for mac v16.21 and the images are blurry and there is a grey outline around each image. I need this resolved ASAP...can't use ppt on my computer for my publications.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same. Offering a non-fully functionally product on a platform is poor form and simply unacceptable. Please address this issue.

  • AndyG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has also happened to me, recently updated to Mojave then had issues with PPT crashing after which then noticed very poor rendering of images when printing to pdf. Completely uninstalled/reinstalled PPT and still same problem.

  • Chip Schug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same here. Spoke with a MS rep and he mentioned that the functionality of PPT on mac is limited (not like the version on a PC) and therefore some issues will be experienced.

    This is not right as I have the same issue with 'greyed' out slides going from Mac to adobe (pdf) and am using Mojave as well.

    Please fix ASAP as I should not have to send PPT to a PC to convert to a grey-less pdf!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same. I just updated my Mac to Mojave and have PowerPoint 16.17 installed ... I had downloaded Acrobat and just deleted it to see if that would fix the problem, but nothing. PLEASE HELP ASAP!

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