Size of an Excel 2010 table changes unexpectedly when the zoom level is less than 100 percent in PowerPoint

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You add a table that is created in Microsoft Office Excel 2003 to a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 slide.

  • You add a dword type registry key whose name is QFE_Boston under the following registry subkey and set the registry value to 1:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Options

  • You open the slide in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

  • You set the zoom level less than 100 percent.

  • You double-click the table to edit it.

  • You exit edit mode.

In this scenario, the size of the table is changed unexpectedly..

Resolution

To resolve this issue, apply the following update:

2598143 Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp, Graph-x-none.msp): April 24, 2012

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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