Prevent "flashing" redraw of shapes on side during design mode?


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Prevent "flashing" redraw of shapes on side during design mode?

Postby Alan Cobb » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 04:50:54 GMT


I have a diagram on a slide made from basic shapes.
It consists of several small rectangles on top of a larger 
rectangle.  When I first navigate to the slide in design 
mode it flashes many times as apparently the overlapping 
rectangles cause each other to be cyclically redrawn.
Changing the "grouping" and "ordering" options does 
not help.  This redraw flashing does not happen in 
slide-show mode.

Is there any trick to preventing the flashing in design

This is PP 2002.

Alan Cobb

Re: Prevent "flashing" redraw of shapes on side during design mode?

Postby Bill Dilworth » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 05:00:11 GMT

This is usually corrected by bumping the video acceleration down a notch or 

How to set graphics hardware acceleration back

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Re: Prevent "flashing" redraw of shapes on side during design mode?

Postby Alan Cobb » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 06:18:12 GMT

Hi Bill,

Bumping down the acceleration did the trick.  
Actually, I also found that there was a secondary cause 
in my case.  I had a lot of other applications open, including 
two VMWare virtual machines running.  Once I shut all 
those other programs down the flashing in PP design 
mode went away even with full acceleration turned 
back on.

Alan Cobb

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 16:00:11 -0400, "Bill Dilworth"

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