OFFXP: Objects May Not Be Displayed Correctly When You Use Third-Party Magnification Software

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SYMPTOMS

When you use third-party magnification software with the Microsoft Office XP products that are listed at the beginning of this article, objects may not be displayed correctly.

Some of the third-party products that are affected include the following:
  • ZoomText Magnifier by AI Squared
  • Super Nova Reader/Magnifier by Dolphin
  • MAGic by Freedom Scientific

CAUSE

These products do not work correctly, because the user interface that is required for them to work with Office XP does not exist.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
NOTE: Applying this fix alone does not resolve the problem with the third-party screen magnification software listed in the "Summary" section. You must contact your software vendor for an update that works with the fix that is described in this article. For contact information, see the "More Information" section of this article.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date          Time   Size         File name
   ---------------------------------------------------
   25-Apr-2002   01:21      2,888    Readme.txt
   25-Apr-2002   01:09  4,424,868    SHARED.msp
   25-Apr-2002   01:56  5,924,384    SHARED_Admin.msp
				
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   24-Apr-2002   12:43  10.0.4016.0     9,996,616  MSO.DLL
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).

MORE INFORMATION

The following are Web sites of some of the vendors affected: For information about how to contact vendors, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.


For more technical and programmatic information about this issue, please see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
319261 Graphics That Are Rendered by GDI+ Cannot Be Magnified by Screen Magnifiers

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Article ID: 316618 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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