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Wendy Farmer

Hi Dave

you have a solid black background on the layer and the picture on the layer is also black

- that's why nothing is showing through.

Here is the effect if you change the background colour to white 50% transparency - you'll see the menu hamburger and your logo but since the image is solid it won't show the base layer underneath.


Walt Hamilton


I've never seen anything like this, and if you intended this effect, I'd like to learn how.

When you look at the master slide, you will find a masterslide layout, and a mastervideo layout. Mouse over them, and you will find that the popup tip says that each of them is in use by one slide. This inspite of the fact that the project has only one one slide. Somehow, the slide has two masters attached to it, and the mastervideo layout is attached to the layers. Layers are supposed to be based on the feedback layer, but if you go to a layer, and click Layout, you'll find that no layout is associated with the layer. If you go to Master View and put a big red square over all of the mastervideo layout, you'll find that the layers are based on it. Don't think that is supposed to happen.

Easy workaround, (but you'd be a fool to take it) is to go to the Master View, copy the objects from the masterslide Layout to the mastervideo Layout. That will make them show up on the layers, although as Wendy pointed out, they are partially covered by the black rectangle. The problem with doing that is that I think it represents some sort of slide corruption, that will cost you in a very large manner sometime down the line. I believe it is a corruption even though I tried importing the slide into another project, which usually cures slide or object corruption, but it did not in this case. Nevertheless, I would start again from scratch before I spent one more minute working with this slide. I would be very afraid of it.

One thing you can do, if you are brave:
1 Create a new layout.
2 Copy the images from the master to it.
3 Create a new slide, using basic layouts and using the new custom layout (Do NOT copy or duplicate the slide, that brings the corruption along.)
3 Go to the old slide, select and copy everything, and paste it on the new slide. The objects all seem to be cleaan.
4 Create a new layer on the new slide.
5 Go to the same layer on the old slide and copy everything on it. Do NOT copy the layer, as that seems to be the source of the corruption.
6 Paste the objects on the layer on the new slide.
7 After all the layers have been re-created, delete the old slide.
8 Delete both the masterslide and mastervideo layouts.

I tried it on one layer and it seemed to work. Just to be safe, I recommend doing that, then opening a new project and importing the new slide, just to get one more layer between you and the problem.

To tell the truth, if it was my project, and I still had the graphics, I wouldn't take any chances. I'd start from scratch with a new project.
The attached .story has one layer where I tested those steps, and it works. Use it at your own risk.