Pictures that have certain shadow settings display incorrectly in PowerPoint 2003

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Problem description
In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, pictures that have certain shadow settings display incorrectly.
Steps to solve this problem
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Apply hotfix 953342.

    For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    953342 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package: May 21, 2008
  2. Enable the hotfix.

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

    Fix it for me

    To enable the hotfix automatically, click the Fix itbutton or link. Click Runin the File Downloaddialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.



    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 the DisableEmbossShadowPictureRecolor registry entry, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\Draw
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type DisableEmbossShadowPictureRecolor, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click DisableEmbossShadowPictureRecolor, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.


Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
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