The text in a Graph object in an Office 2003 application seems to overlap or seems to be squeezed together when you use Excel 2003 on a Terminal Services client that is running in Monitor Spanning mode
You use Microsoft Office Excel 2003 on a Microsoft Terminal Services (MSTSC) client that is running in Monitor Spanning mode (MSTSC /span v6.0). When you insert a Microsoft Graph object in a Microsoft Office 2003 application, the text in the Graph object seems to overlap or seems to be squeezed together.
Steps to solve this problem
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Apply and install the hotfix package that is described in the following article.
How to obtain the hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated October 28, 2008. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
958145 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package Excel.msp, Graph.msp): October 28, 2008
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To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
Exit Excel 2003.
Start Registry Editor.
In Windows Vista, click , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click to select the following registry key: