The edges and lines of a pasted chart are blurred in a 2007 Office application

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to paste a chart by using the "Copy as Picture" feature in a 2007 Microsoft Office application, the edges and lines of the pasted chart are blurred.
RESOLUTION
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 resolve this problem, apply hotfix package 960310. Then, configure the
AliasedDMToMetafilePlus
registry entry to enable the hotfix package. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Apply hotfix package 960310. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    960310 Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package (Oart.msp, Oartconv.msp): December 16, 2008
  2. Set the
    AliasedDMToMetafilePlus
    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:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Charting
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type AliasedDMToMetafilePlus, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click AliasedDMToMetafilePlus, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Properties

Article ID: 960494 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 16:14:52 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
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