I have used a clipping mask in Illustrator on a vector object. When I export as EMF and import in to PowerPoint the mask got released.
Is there any way to export from Illustrator and retain the clipping mask to use in PowerPoint?
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Clipping masks don't work outside of Illustrator. Use your illustration as a transparent PNG instead.
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Expand and flatten the clipping mask in Illustrator. Then save.
For Powerpoint, the WMF or EMF files needs to be as simple as possible. Or save as a PNG in Illustrator and use that in Powerpoint since Microsoft apps really prefer RGB raster files.
Use Pathfinder Divide prior to export.