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    Solved: Fade a picture until it is gone

    I have a powerpoint slide with a picture on it. What I need to do is fade the picture out while I am talking. In otherwords, it needs to slowly disappear off the slide.

    Can it's transparency be changed by a timer?

    Any ideas would be helpful.
    ttfn

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    For lack of response, I went to Photoshop and generated about a dozen copies of the picture, each with a little less opaqueness. then, with imageready, I created a gif file and inserted it into the ppt. Not exactly what I was looking for, but it will get the job done.

    If anyone has a better way or knows how to control the opaqueness in PowerPoint, I would be glad to hear from you.
    ttfn

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    MS Excel MVP VBAX Mentor Andy Pope's Avatar
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    Hi,

    Assign this to the Mouseclick Action for the picture.
    It adjusts the brightness of the picture until it becomes white.
    Change slide and shape indexes to suit your ppt.
    [vba]Sub Fade()
    '
    Dim lngIndex As Long
    Dim sngBright As Single

    With ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(3).PictureFormat
    sngBright = 0
    Do
    .IncrementBrightness sngBright
    For lngIndex = 1 To 9999
    Next
    sngBright = sngBright + 0.01
    DoEvents
    Loop While sngBright <= 1
    End With

    End Sub[/vba]
    BTW PPT2003 has fade built in.
    Cheers
    Andy

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    Andy:
    You are my hero...and I actually understand what it does.-- Thanks
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    Moderator VBAX Master geekgirlau's Avatar
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    Isn't this covered by any of the built-in animations?

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    Not really.
    Standard animation is an On/Off situation. I need to slowly control how it fades over a specific period of time.

    For a safety briefing, I am using a picture of a Motorcycle and rider titled "What the Car Drivers See". While I talk about the chrome, the lights, the passenger wearing the thong I mention how the Driver is "waving" to the riders. All along, the picture is fading out and then I talk about the driver turning into the Motorcycle because it is "invisible". Car drivers "see" motorcycles, but don't really belive they are there.
    ttfn

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