This is odd behaviour. I am trying to turn off the outline for text within a shape in PowerPoint 2013. To test the behaviour I added a simple text box to a blank slide, making sure it's selected. I then activate the text Format
pane to observe the properties. I then turn on the outline programmatically in the VBE:
This works and I can now see the text outline on the slide and the corresponding properties in the Format pane.
But this doesn't turn the line off:
I've tried setting the Width to 0 and the Transparency to 1 but the Format pane still shows the line as Solid Line
I suspect I'm looking at the wrong part of the object model as I also can't see the MsoLineFillType, which I need to access a gradient line fill.