Is it possible to avoid the default objects on slides with Snagit sharing to PowerPoint for Mac?

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When sharing to PowerPoint slides, the images are placed on new slides that have two default text objects. Is there any way to have the images placed on completely blank slides? Here's an example after copying a small image:


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Hi there

I believe this is simply a function of the way PowerPoint operates.

I tried the steps outlined in the article linked below but they failed for me. Maybe they will work for you? If so, let us know!

Click here to view the article

Cheers... Rick :)
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With Windows it relatively simple to set up.

I don't know if the Mac version is a flexible as the Windows version?

Anyway, when you start to share to PowerPoint.
Theres a fly out menu for options.

Configuring it to : Insert into New Slide
Then, Under Slide Layout : Large Object

Works for me, you get a slide with the image inserted. And nothing else, no text boxes

Regards,Joe


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Oops didn't see you standing there. :)
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Beat you by 30 seconds LOL.

You're a PowerPoint guy who from other posts have indicated. You clearly know the program pretty well.
I tread lightly and try to stay out if I don't have a clue {:>)  
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Thank you for the kind words.

I do love Powerpoint.
It's my #1 go to for starting or doing a project.
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Eric
The layout you posted is the default Powerpoint layout.
It's not a Snagit thing.

I'm on Windows and don't know Mac's options for a Powerpoint share.
When i click on the Powerpoint share button I get a popup and select one of the two layouts.

Fit capture to slide
or
Large object



Either one of those will add the shared capture to a blank slide with no placeholders.

You will have to see which one works for you as there is a slight difference in how it places the capture on the slide with the capture/image size you share.



Dubie:)

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Using the Large Layout setting.

I shared a 1400 x 3000 pixel image without scaling problems.Which isn't a recognized or typical aspect ratio.
In the same presentation, I sent a rotated 4000 x 6000 pixel without any problems.
The presentation is only 1280 x 720.


I also sent them to a new presentation, no issues.
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I got distracted and forgot to post  results for Fit capture to Slide.

This worked as well.

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I don't share to Powerpoint to often from Snagit but when i have,  I have never had the result Rick posted. The capture or image from Snagit fits the slide just fine.

Having to crop a image as I posted above sometime happens when I do a Insert picture FROM within Powerpoint or a drag and drop image on to a Powerpoint slide.

Might be a quirky gremlin running a muck in Rick's rig.  

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Near as I can tell, it simply rescaled things so that the width fit the 16x9 slide.

As you can see in the image below, I just dragged the image slightly to the right and you can see the PPT canvas behind it.



Here's the actual image if you want to copy and past it into SnagIt and try for yourself:



Cheers... Rick :)
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For what it's worth, I was also kind of curious about what PPT Master Slide Layouts were being used.


@Dubie - LOL, I was only reporting based on a test I did. As far as I'm concerned, there is no issue to solve from my standpoint. I figured it was just the way PowerPoint behaved in this instance and thought others may find it interesting and something to be aware of. 

For what it's worth, aside from this thread I really never need to send images to PowerPoint. I do use PowerPoint all the time though. It s just that my usage is different and I have no need to send from SnagIt to PPT.  One of the slide decks that I manage and update each week presently has 542 slides in it. That one is fun.

Cheers all... Rick :)