Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 29, 2007

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 issue that is fixed in the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package that is dated June 29, 2007.

This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

INTRODUCTION

Issue that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you try to resize a shape in a Microsoft Office PowerPoint slide, the shape will change to a shorter vertical height. For example, if you try to increase the size of a circle shape, the width of the circle will change to a wider width. However, the height of the circle will decrease to a much shorter height.

    This issue occurs when the shape is in a PowerPoint 2003 presentation that you have opened in PowerPoint 2007.

MORE INFORMATION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you must either create a registry key or modify a registry key.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Office-kb939598-fullfile-x86-glb.exe12.0.6015.500017,537,85629-Jun-200716:40x86
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oart.mspNot Applicable10,723,32829-Jun-200707:45Not Applicable
Oartconv.mspNot Applicable5,888,51229-Jun-200707:45Not Applicable
Powerpoint.mspNot Applicable4,832,25629-Jun-200707:45Not Applicable
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:
Oart.msp
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oart.dll12.0.6028.500014,159,72829-Jun-200715:50x86
Oartconv.msp
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oartconv.dll12.0.6028.50008,428,92827-Jun-200706:14x86
Powerpoint.msp
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ppcore.dll12.0.6028.50007,989,12029-Jun-200715:37x86
Additional notes
  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

How to enable this hotfix

To have us enable this hotfix for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. To enable this hotfix yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me



To enable this hotfix automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.


Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50094


Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.


Let me fix it myself

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To enable this hotfix, follow these steps.
  1. Exit PowerPoint.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
  4. After you select the key that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD.
  5. Type LegacyShapeResize, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click LegacyShapeResize, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.



Did this fix the problem?

Check whether the hotfix is enabled. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the hotfix is not enabled, you can contact support.

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Article ID: 939598 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
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