This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 hotfix package that is dated December 11, 2012.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
Assume that you apply the shadow effect to a text box control on a PowerPoint 2010 slide. When you print the slide, vertical lines are displayed unexpectedly next to the text box control in the print out.
Note To resolve this issue, you must also enable this hotfix by following the steps that are described in the "Registry key information" section.
Consider the following scenario:
You create a macro that can add some text boxes and edit text in the text boxes.
You run the macro in a slide.
You make some changes in the slide.
You click the Undo command several times on the Quick Access Toolbar.
You click the Redo command one time.
In this scenario, the text boxes disappear.
Note This issue also occurs when you use the keyboard to perform an undo (Ctrl+Z) or redo (Ctrl+Y) command.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to resolve only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. 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 website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.
To apply this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
Registry key information
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 WindowsAfter you install the hotfix package, follow these steps to enable the hotfix for the first issue that is described in this article:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click key.
Type Gfx, and then press Enter.
Select the following registry subkey:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Type UsePrinterPixelSnapping, and then press Enter.
In the Details pane, right-click UsePrinterPixelSnapping, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
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 resolve the issue that is listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. 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.