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How can I cut out a circle out of a picture for me to paste into my slide?

I only have microsoft paint and that doesn't seem to allow it.
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FredericUrban
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
With only Microsoft Paint, probably the best way is to use the circle tool to make a circle with inside the exact size you want, and then the fill tool to color the circle itself and the outside to exactly the same color as the background of your slide.  Of course that means you will have to use a solid color for the background of that slide, but if that is ok, it will look like a circular picture.  You can get the exact background color by looking at the color picker in both places, or use a nice little tool like Nattyware's Pixie.
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FredericUrbanAuthor Commented:
OK. Have tried that. Have chosen eclipse, and drawn a circle, but I can't select it to manipulate it for  the correct shape?
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Echo_SCommented:
Try inserting a circle or oval on the PPT slide. Then Format | Autoshape and choose the Picture fill.

Will that do what you want?
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
@echo-s...

I don't have a picture fill for autoshape ... but then I have PP2003, did it come in later versions?
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Echo_SCommented:
No, it's there. Right-click and choose Format Autoshape. Then on the Colors and Lines tab, choose the fill dropdown. There should be an option for Picture Fill there. It might be "more effects," then picture fills. Sorry I don't have 2003 handy to check for sure. But it is there...
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Echo_SCommented:
Otherwise, you can find it on the Drawing Toolbar. Check the paint bucket icon there, then More Fills, then Picture...
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
Got it.  Thanks very much, never saw that possibility before.  Appreciate the answer :)
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