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The caption text for ActiveX components in Excel 2007 is distorted when you use the Mstsc.exe command together with the /span switch to span multiple monitors

Problem description
When you use the Mstsc.exe command together with the /span switch to extend a desktop onto other monitors, the caption text of the ActiveX components in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is distorted.
Steps to resolve this problem
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Apply hotfix 952290. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    952290 Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: May 5, 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
    Set the
    registry entry. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type RDPUsePrinterMF, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click RDPUsePrinterMF, 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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Article ID: 953814 - Last Review: 10/09/2011 18:18:00 - Revision: 6.0

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