A text box that was created in PowerPoint 2002 or in PowerPoint 2003 does not resize to fit text correctly in PowerPoint 2010

Symptoms

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, when you open a presentation that was created in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 or in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, the text box does not resize to fit the text correctly.

NoteĀ This hotfix only reduces the Rounded Rectangular Callout layout inconsistency between PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2002 or PowerPoint 2003.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, apply the following update:

2289189 Description of the Office 2010 hotfix package (Oartconv-x-none.msp, Oart-x-none.msp, Mso-x-none.msp): September 22, 2010

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 enable the hotfix:

  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\Common

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

  4. Type Draw, and then press ENTER.

  5. LocateĀ and then select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Draw

  6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

  7. Type ConvertRRectCalloutToFreeformForInscribedRect, and then press ENTER.

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

  9. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

  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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