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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 hotfix package that is dated June 11, 2013.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • When you use more than one finger to interact with a slide in a slide show in PowerPoint 2013, the swipe and the zoom gesture may not work as you expect.

  • When you present with PowerPoint 2013, your audience can see the animation, transition, or video playing in slide show view. However, you can only see a static image in presenter view.

  • You cannot use VBA object model to open a password protected presentation in PowerPoint 2013.

  • You add a picture that contains alternative text to a presentation in PowerPoint 2013. When you export the presentation to a .pdf or .xps file, the alternative text is missing.

  • When you use the object model to paste slides into a windowless presentation in PowerPoint 2013, the slides are pasted into an incorrect presentation.

  • When you tap anywhere on a touchscreen that is larger than 30 inches to open the slide show controls in PowerPoint 2013, the controls are displayed horizontally on the lower-left side of the screen. If the view direction is set right-to-left, the controls are displayed on the lower-right side of the screen.

  • When you select Erase All Ink on Slide from the Pointer Options to delete all ink on a slide in slide show view in PowerPoint 2013, not all ink is deleted.

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 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: 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 install this hotfix package, you must have PowerPoint 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

You can follow these steps to disable the hotfix or adjust the placement of the slide show controls:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Options\

  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

  4. Type LargeScreenSSToolbarBehavior, and then press Enter.

  5. In the Details pane, right-click LargeScreenSSToolbarBehavior, and then click Modify.

  6. In the Value data box, type a value, and then click OK.

  7. Exit Registry Editor.


  • If you set the value of the LargeScreenSSToolbarBehavior registry key to 0, the slide show controls are always displayed horizontally on the bottom left side of the screen (or on the bottom right side, if your view direction is set right-to-left).

  • If you set the value of the LargeScreenSSToolbarBehavior registry key to 1, the slide show controls are always displayed vertically on the side of the screen you tapped.

  • If you set the value of the LargeScreenSSToolbarBehavior registry key to 2 that is default, the placement of the slide show controls changes based on the size of your screen.

File information

This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issue that 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.

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