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Powerpoint 2007  - how to change default free form drawing color?

Posted on 2011-09-30
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We've recently switched over to Office 2007.  A problem surfaced for PowerPoint users.  When using a black background (a department standard), free form drawing is invisible until you release the mouse button.  Until that point they are "drawing blind".  We've tried changing the default color via "shape outline", but that's only for the finished drawing.  

What I'd like to do is change the default color that's used when actually drawing a freeform line.
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there is a hotfix for this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483229 
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Thanks, but that's for 2010.  Is there one for Powerpoint 2007?
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Hm. I'm guessing that will probably work for 2007 as well. Let me see if I can find anything out, though.
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Unfortunately, there's no fix for this in PPT 2007. Sorry I don't have better news to report.
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by:DERMIT
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After doing quite a bit of searching on this problem, I have to agree there doesn't seem to be a real answer to the problem.  For anyone else having this issue, PP2010 doesn't have the problem.  A workaround is to just create the slides with a white background and then switch to black after all the design work is completed.
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