Symptoms

Assume that you insert a large-sized image into a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Then, you type text into another slide. In this situation, it takes a long time to display the text in the slide.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix package:

2687300 Description of the Office 2010 hotfix package (gfx.msp, oart.msp, oartconv.msp): June 26, 2012

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 customize the minimum size for the image width or height:

  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\14.0

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

  4. Type Gfx, and then press Enter.

  5. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Gfx

  6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) value.

  7. Type Compress8bppIndexedPaletteImages, and then press Enter.

  8. In the Details pane, right-click Compress8bppIndexedPaletteImages, and then click Modify.

  9. In the Value data box, type minimum size for the image width or height, and then click OK.

    Note If either the width or the height of an image is larger than this value, the image will be compressed.

  10. Exit Registry Editor.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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