Another technical post today, giving another approach to creating Venn-like diagrams without the color limitations of semi-transparent shapes.

  • Draw an extra shape exactly the same size as the others, in the color you want
  • Ctrl-X it away and paste it back in as a PNG (paste special, PNG)
  • Crop excess bits away
  • Overlay them

Blog visitor AdamV provided a link to this Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 feature that will make it very easy to combine, intersect and subtract shapes.

UPDATE February 2018: I have now added several designs for PowerPoint Venn diagrams on the SlideMagic template store that make use of PowerPoint's shape intersect function.

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