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Merge with the background query

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Mar 03, 2020

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Afternoon All,

 

I have a query about the menu option "Merge with the background" and what does it do:

 

I have some areas where I would like to change the background. An example is:

 

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And would like to block out the RL. I have created a separate object that does this, see below:

 

Updated.PNG

I then heard about the function "Merge with the background", but when I use it the white space is being lost and it is going back to the original.

 

Merged.PNG

 

Am I doing something wrong or misinterpreted what this function does? The background itself is an image taken from a simulation and not part of the master slide.

 

Thinking off the top of my heard since I created the CBT I have resized it (slightly taller) and positioned the original image at the "Bottom Centre". Could it be positioning it wrong since when I try another object to merge I get (red line indicating where it should be):

 

RL Example.PNG

 

Many thanks

Phil.

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Merge with background used to be very important before CP6, but now with the themes lot more limited. You were able to use it because software simulations use the Blank master slide which has no background. The background is the captured image of the software app. You already detected the probably reason, rescaling. A better workflow would be to find the Background in the Library (use right-click menu) and edit it in a graphics application. No issues with location in that case, you can blur or delete the portions that need to disappear.

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Merge with the background query

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Afternoon All,

 

I have a query about the menu option "Merge with the background" and what does it do:

 

I have some areas where I would like to change the background. An example is:

 

Original.PNG

And would like to block out the RL. I have created a separate object that does this, see below:

 

Updated.PNG

I then heard about the function "Merge with the background", but when I use it the white space is being lost and it is going back to the original.

 

Merged.PNG

 

Am I doing something wrong or misinterpreted what this function does? The background itself is an image taken from a simulation and not part of the master slide.

 

Thinking off the top of my heard since I created the CBT I have resized it (slightly taller) and positioned the original image at the "Bottom Centre". Could it be positioning it wrong since when I try another object to merge I get (red line indicating where it should be):

 

RL Example.PNG

 

Many thanks

Phil.

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Correct answer by Lilybiri | Most Valuable Participant

Merge with background used to be very important before CP6, but now with the themes lot more limited. You were able to use it because software simulations use the Blank master slide which has no background. The background is the captured image of the software app. You already detected the probably reason, rescaling. A better workflow would be to find the Background in the Library (use right-click menu) and edit it in a graphics application. No issues with location in that case, you can blur or delete the portions that need to disappear.

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Merge with background used to be very important before CP6, but now with the themes lot more limited. You were able to use it because software simulations use the Blank master slide which has no background. The background is the captured image of the software app. You already detected the probably reason, rescaling. A better workflow would be to find the Background in the Library (use right-click menu) and edit it in a graphics application. No issues with location in that case, you can blur or delete the portions that need to disappear.

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Hi,

 

Thanks. I had manually added images to overay parts of the image, and then came across the "Merge with Background", which hads the issues.

 

Gone back and looked at editing background image, and yep, much easier :).

 

Thanks

Phil.

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Moreover will spare you the frustration when you are looking again for Merge with background, and it is missing because the other master slides have background, not a captured one like in a software sim.

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