powerpoint texbox issue - font increase randomly in textbox?

Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, but I 
really need some help here.

We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!

We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create a 
textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.  When the 
user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts typing, 
"randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font back.

Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than anyone 
at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for the 
user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase while 
typing?  I have tried every tip out there.

Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured would 
work
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website suggested but 
that did not help.

This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not sure 
that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP Color 
LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you must 
uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That could 
turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I don't have 
much time in the office when working on the computer.

Any suggestins on what might be the problem?  

T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ, 160gb 
drive.

Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions! 
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"KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:92B7F55E-C380-4242-85C7-A2FA45B04975@microsoft.com...
> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, but I
> really need some help here.
>
> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
>
> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create a
> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.  When 
> the
> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts 
> typing,
> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font back.
>
> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than anyone
> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for the
> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase 
> while
> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
>
> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured 
> would
> work
> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website suggested 
> but
> that did not help.
>
> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not sure
> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP 
> Color
> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you must
> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That could
> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I don't 
> have
> much time in the office when working on the computer.
>
> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?
>
> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ, 
> 160gb
> drive.
>
> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions!

See if this helps.  On a blank presentation click Insert, text box, right 
click on the box's border, click format shape in the dropdown then text box 
in the left column. If Shrink text on overflow is checked check either 
Resize shape or Do not Autofit and then close.  Right click on border again 
and then click Set as Default textbox.

Close and restart PPT and see if the text box no longer causes shrinking or 
enlarging text.  It may not accomplish the fix for previously created PPT 
files however. 

0
LVTravel
2/4/2010 10:50:39 PM
"LVTravel" <none@nothere.com> wrote in message 
news:eXoj2xepKHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
>
> "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:92B7F55E-C380-4242-85C7-A2FA45B04975@microsoft.com...
>> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, but I
>> really need some help here.
>>
>> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
>>
>> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create a
>> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.  When 
>> the
>> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts 
>> typing,
>> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font back.
>>
>> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than 
>> anyone
>> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for 
>> the
>> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase 
>> while
>> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
>>
>> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured 
>> would
>> work
>> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website suggested 
>> but
>> that did not help.
>>
>> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not sure
>> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP 
>> Color
>> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you 
>> must
>> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That could
>> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I don't 
>> have
>> much time in the office when working on the computer.
>>
>> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?
>>
>> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ, 
>> 160gb
>> drive.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions!
>
> See if this helps.  On a blank presentation click Insert, text box, right 
> click on the box's border, click format shape in the dropdown then text 
> box in the left column. If Shrink text on overflow is checked check either 
> Resize shape or Do not Autofit and then close.  Right click on border 
> again and then click Set as Default textbox.
>
> Close and restart PPT and see if the text box no longer causes shrinking 
> or enlarging text.  It may not accomplish the fix for previously created 
> PPT files however.

But that's only going to affect the presentation you do it on. If you do it 
on a blank presentation, it doesn't affect the template, nor does it affect 
any other presentation.

The default textbox/autoshape/line setting is per-presentation. It's not a 
global PPT setting.

I think it's a good suggestion, but I would do it on the problem file, not 
on a blank presentation file.

If it takes care of the issue, then you'll want to do it on the blank 
default template as well as any frequently-used themes or templates.

-- 
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx 

0
Echo
2/5/2010 3:57:00 PM
####################################################
Thanks Echos S and LVTravel.....

I forgot to mention, we turned off all the AutoFormat as you type 
settings.... in ppt 2007 and still we are having the issue.  I'm an IT Admin 
and having the CEO call me out like this about and because of all things, 
Powerpoint.....I take it personal...my work that is.

I just can't believe ppt 2007 would act like this.  There has to be others 
that have experienced this.  

Anyone else out there with suggestions???  Thanks everyone! 

####################################################




"Echo S" wrote:

> "LVTravel" <none@nothere.com> wrote in message 
> news:eXoj2xepKHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >
> >
> > "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> > news:92B7F55E-C380-4242-85C7-A2FA45B04975@microsoft.com...
> >> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, but I
> >> really need some help here.
> >>
> >> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
> >>
> >> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create a
> >> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.  When 
> >> the
> >> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts 
> >> typing,
> >> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font back.
> >>
> >> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than 
> >> anyone
> >> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for 
> >> the
> >> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase 
> >> while
> >> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
> >>
> >> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured 
> >> would
> >> work
> >> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website suggested 
> >> but
> >> that did not help.
> >>
> >> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not sure
> >> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP 
> >> Color
> >> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you 
> >> must
> >> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That could
> >> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I don't 
> >> have
> >> much time in the office when working on the computer.
> >>
> >> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?
> >>
> >> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ, 
> >> 160gb
> >> drive.
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions!
> >
> > See if this helps.  On a blank presentation click Insert, text box, right 
> > click on the box's border, click format shape in the dropdown then text 
> > box in the left column. If Shrink text on overflow is checked check either 
> > Resize shape or Do not Autofit and then close.  Right click on border 
> > again and then click Set as Default textbox.
> >
> > Close and restart PPT and see if the text box no longer causes shrinking 
> > or enlarging text.  It may not accomplish the fix for previously created 
> > PPT files however.
> 
> But that's only going to affect the presentation you do it on. If you do it 
> on a blank presentation, it doesn't affect the template, nor does it affect 
> any other presentation.
> 
> The default textbox/autoshape/line setting is per-presentation. It's not a 
> global PPT setting.
> 
> I think it's a good suggestion, but I would do it on the problem file, not 
> on a blank presentation file.
> 
> If it takes care of the issue, then you'll want to do it on the blank 
> default template as well as any frequently-used themes or templates.
> 
> -- 
> Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
> What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
> PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx 
> 
> .
> 
0
Utf
2/5/2010 10:41:01 PM
That sounds really weird and NO I've never seen it before.

Any chance you could post a screenshot of the problem or even better mail me 
an affected slide (with non personal data) and I will try to work backwards.
-- 
john ATSIGN PPTAlchemy.co.uk

Free PPT Hints, Tips and Tutorials
http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/powerpoint_hints_and_tips_tutorials.html






"KRC" wrote:

> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, but I 
> really need some help here.
> 
> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
> 
> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create a 
> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.  When the 
> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts typing, 
> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font back.
> 
> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than anyone 
> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for the 
> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase while 
> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
> 
> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured would 
> work
> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website suggested but 
> that did not help.
> 
> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not sure 
> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP Color 
> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you must 
> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That could 
> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I don't have 
> much time in the office when working on the computer.
> 
> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?  
> 
> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ, 160gb 
> drive.
> 
> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions! 
0
Utf
2/6/2010 12:31:01 AM
I hear ya. I'm with John, though -- it's not something I've ever seen, 
either. Especially if you installed the specific test printer driver listed 
in that FAQ and set it as the default driver, then the printer driver thing 
at least is likely not your issue. That's the closest thing I've ever seen 
to what you're describing, but I don't think you've got the same issue.

Is the problem with a specific file, or is it with all files? If it's just 
one file, it could be the file is on the verge of becoming *really* corrupt. 
Try round-tripping it through HTML and see if that fixes it up. Here's 
instrux: http://www.pptworkbench.com/html/round_trip.htm

If you can send a file to John as he requested, I'd highly recommend doing 
that, too! :-)

-- 
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx


"KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:78D21324-131E-41C9-8C3A-C7E0DCBC3818@microsoft.com...
> ####################################################
> Thanks Echos S and LVTravel.....
>
> I forgot to mention, we turned off all the AutoFormat as you type
> settings.... in ppt 2007 and still we are having the issue.  I'm an IT 
> Admin
> and having the CEO call me out like this about and because of all things,
> Powerpoint.....I take it personal...my work that is.
>
> I just can't believe ppt 2007 would act like this.  There has to be others
> that have experienced this.
>
> Anyone else out there with suggestions???  Thanks everyone!
>
> ####################################################
>
>
>
>
> "Echo S" wrote:
>
>> "LVTravel" <none@nothere.com> wrote in message
>> news:eXoj2xepKHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> >
>> >
>> > "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:92B7F55E-C380-4242-85C7-A2FA45B04975@microsoft.com...
>> >> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, 
>> >> but I
>> >> really need some help here.
>> >>
>> >> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
>> >>
>> >> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create 
>> >> a
>> >> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file. 
>> >> When
>> >> the
>> >> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts
>> >> typing,
>> >> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font 
>> >> back.
>> >>
>> >> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than
>> >> anyone
>> >> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for
>> >> the
>> >> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase
>> >> while
>> >> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
>> >>
>> >> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured
>> >> would
>> >> work
>> >> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website 
>> >> suggested
>> >> but
>> >> that did not help.
>> >>
>> >> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not 
>> >> sure
>> >> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP
>> >> Color
>> >> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you
>> >> must
>> >> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That 
>> >> could
>> >> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I 
>> >> don't
>> >> have
>> >> much time in the office when working on the computer.
>> >>
>> >> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?
>> >>
>> >> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ,
>> >> 160gb
>> >> drive.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions!
>> >
>> > See if this helps.  On a blank presentation click Insert, text box, 
>> > right
>> > click on the box's border, click format shape in the dropdown then text
>> > box in the left column. If Shrink text on overflow is checked check 
>> > either
>> > Resize shape or Do not Autofit and then close.  Right click on border
>> > again and then click Set as Default textbox.
>> >
>> > Close and restart PPT and see if the text box no longer causes 
>> > shrinking
>> > or enlarging text.  It may not accomplish the fix for previously 
>> > created
>> > PPT files however.
>>
>> But that's only going to affect the presentation you do it on. If you do 
>> it
>> on a blank presentation, it doesn't affect the template, nor does it 
>> affect
>> any other presentation.
>>
>> The default textbox/autoshape/line setting is per-presentation. It's not 
>> a
>> global PPT setting.
>>
>> I think it's a good suggestion, but I would do it on the problem file, 
>> not
>> on a blank presentation file.
>>
>> If it takes care of the issue, then you'll want to do it on the blank
>> default template as well as any frequently-used themes or templates.
>>
>> -- 
>> Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
>> What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
>> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
>> PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx
>>
>> .
>> 

0
Echo
2/6/2010 12:45:09 AM
######################################################

John and others,
Let me get a sample.ppt file from the ceo and I'll email it to you.
There's really not much to show, but I'll get the file.  He just creates a 
blank presentation, then creates a textbox, then saves it, goes back into the 
file, types in the box, then boom...the font inside the text jumps up many 
points, not the whole sentence, just that letter where the font 
increases....crazy!!! 
 
I'll post soon.  Thanks everyone for helping me.

######################################################

"John Wilson" wrote:

> That sounds really weird and NO I've never seen it before.
> 
> Any chance you could post a screenshot of the problem or even better mail me 
> an affected slide (with non personal data) and I will try to work backwards.
> -- 
> john ATSIGN PPTAlchemy.co.uk
> 
> Free PPT Hints, Tips and Tutorials
> http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/powerpoint_hints_and_tips_tutorials.html
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> "KRC" wrote:
> 
> > Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, but I 
> > really need some help here.
> > 
> > We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
> > 
> > We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create a 
> > textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.  When the 
> > user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts typing, 
> > "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font back.
> > 
> > Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than anyone 
> > at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for the 
> > user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase while 
> > typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
> > 
> > Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured would 
> > work
> > http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website suggested but 
> > that did not help.
> > 
> > This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not sure 
> > that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP Color 
> > LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you must 
> > uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That could 
> > turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I don't have 
> > much time in the office when working on the computer.
> > 
> > Any suggestins on what might be the problem?  
> > 
> > T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ, 160gb 
> > drive.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions! 
0
Utf
2/8/2010 10:54:03 PM
#####################################################
Echo S,
It's all files, not just any in particular.  The user can create a new one 
and the font will mess up and he has to change the font in the bar at the 
top... So I'm not sure round tripping will work...I mean, he's not going to 
stand for that, nor will he do it..even if you gave him instructions...not 
much patience with this user.  That's a great tip and I'll for sure look into 
it for future references!!

I'll get a sample.ppt and send to John.  Thanks again guys for your help.  

#####################################################

"Echo S" wrote:

> I hear ya. I'm with John, though -- it's not something I've ever seen, 
> either. Especially if you installed the specific test printer driver listed 
> in that FAQ and set it as the default driver, then the printer driver thing 
> at least is likely not your issue. That's the closest thing I've ever seen 
> to what you're describing, but I don't think you've got the same issue.
> 
> Is the problem with a specific file, or is it with all files? If it's just 
> one file, it could be the file is on the verge of becoming *really* corrupt. 
> Try round-tripping it through HTML and see if that fixes it up. Here's 
> instrux: http://www.pptworkbench.com/html/round_trip.htm
> 
> If you can send a file to John as he requested, I'd highly recommend doing 
> that, too! :-)
> 
> -- 
> Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
> What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
> PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx
> 
> 
> "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:78D21324-131E-41C9-8C3A-C7E0DCBC3818@microsoft.com...
> > ####################################################
> > Thanks Echos S and LVTravel.....
> >
> > I forgot to mention, we turned off all the AutoFormat as you type
> > settings.... in ppt 2007 and still we are having the issue.  I'm an IT 
> > Admin
> > and having the CEO call me out like this about and because of all things,
> > Powerpoint.....I take it personal...my work that is.
> >
> > I just can't believe ppt 2007 would act like this.  There has to be others
> > that have experienced this.
> >
> > Anyone else out there with suggestions???  Thanks everyone!
> >
> > ####################################################
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Echo S" wrote:
> >
> >> "LVTravel" <none@nothere.com> wrote in message
> >> news:eXoj2xepKHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:92B7F55E-C380-4242-85C7-A2FA45B04975@microsoft.com...
> >> >> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post, 
> >> >> but I
> >> >> really need some help here.
> >> >>
> >> >> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer too!
> >> >>
> >> >> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will create 
> >> >> a
> >> >> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file. 
> >> >> When
> >> >> the
> >> >> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and starts
> >> >> typing,
> >> >> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font 
> >> >> back.
> >> >>
> >> >> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than
> >> >> anyone
> >> >> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying for
> >> >> the
> >> >> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font increase
> >> >> while
> >> >> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
> >> >>
> >> >> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I figured
> >> >> would
> >> >> work
> >> >> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website 
> >> >> suggested
> >> >> but
> >> >> that did not help.
> >> >>
> >> >> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm not 
> >> >> sure
> >> >> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the HP
> >> >> Color
> >> >> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but you
> >> >> must
> >> >> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That 
> >> >> could
> >> >> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I 
> >> >> don't
> >> >> have
> >> >> much time in the office when working on the computer.
> >> >>
> >> >> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?
> >> >>
> >> >> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 2GB/1067MHZ,
> >> >> 160gb
> >> >> drive.
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions!
> >> >
> >> > See if this helps.  On a blank presentation click Insert, text box, 
> >> > right
> >> > click on the box's border, click format shape in the dropdown then text
> >> > box in the left column. If Shrink text on overflow is checked check 
> >> > either
> >> > Resize shape or Do not Autofit and then close.  Right click on border
> >> > again and then click Set as Default textbox.
> >> >
> >> > Close and restart PPT and see if the text box no longer causes 
> >> > shrinking
> >> > or enlarging text.  It may not accomplish the fix for previously 
> >> > created
> >> > PPT files however.
> >>
> >> But that's only going to affect the presentation you do it on. If you do 
> >> it
> >> on a blank presentation, it doesn't affect the template, nor does it 
> >> affect
> >> any other presentation.
> >>
> >> The default textbox/autoshape/line setting is per-presentation. It's not 
> >> a
> >> global PPT setting.
> >>
> >> I think it's a good suggestion, but I would do it on the problem file, 
> >> not
> >> on a blank presentation file.
> >>
> >> If it takes care of the issue, then you'll want to do it on the blank
> >> default template as well as any frequently-used themes or templates.
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
> >> What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
> >> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
> >> PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx
> >>
> >> .
> >> 
> 
> .
> 
0
Utf
2/8/2010 11:02:01 PM
Oh, I was just thinking about round-tripping through HTML if it was just a 
specific file or two. It's not, so disregard that suggestion!

What font? Have you tried reinstalling it on the problem system?

-- 
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx


"KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:D83E1E37-C65B-4995-86A1-8F583CF8BD2E@microsoft.com...
> #####################################################
> Echo S,
> It's all files, not just any in particular.  The user can create a new one
> and the font will mess up and he has to change the font in the bar at the
> top... So I'm not sure round tripping will work...I mean, he's not going 
> to
> stand for that, nor will he do it..even if you gave him instructions...not
> much patience with this user.  That's a great tip and I'll for sure look 
> into
> it for future references!!
>
> I'll get a sample.ppt and send to John.  Thanks again guys for your help.
>
> #####################################################
>
> "Echo S" wrote:
>
>> I hear ya. I'm with John, though -- it's not something I've ever seen,
>> either. Especially if you installed the specific test printer driver 
>> listed
>> in that FAQ and set it as the default driver, then the printer driver 
>> thing
>> at least is likely not your issue. That's the closest thing I've ever 
>> seen
>> to what you're describing, but I don't think you've got the same issue.
>>
>> Is the problem with a specific file, or is it with all files? If it's 
>> just
>> one file, it could be the file is on the verge of becoming *really* 
>> corrupt.
>> Try round-tripping it through HTML and see if that fixes it up. Here's
>> instrux: http://www.pptworkbench.com/html/round_trip.htm
>>
>> If you can send a file to John as he requested, I'd highly recommend 
>> doing
>> that, too! :-)
>>
>> -- 
>> Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
>> What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
>> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
>> PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx
>>
>>
>> "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:78D21324-131E-41C9-8C3A-C7E0DCBC3818@microsoft.com...
>> > ####################################################
>> > Thanks Echos S and LVTravel.....
>> >
>> > I forgot to mention, we turned off all the AutoFormat as you type
>> > settings.... in ppt 2007 and still we are having the issue.  I'm an IT
>> > Admin
>> > and having the CEO call me out like this about and because of all 
>> > things,
>> > Powerpoint.....I take it personal...my work that is.
>> >
>> > I just can't believe ppt 2007 would act like this.  There has to be 
>> > others
>> > that have experienced this.
>> >
>> > Anyone else out there with suggestions???  Thanks everyone!
>> >
>> > ####################################################
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Echo S" wrote:
>> >
>> >> "LVTravel" <none@nothere.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:eXoj2xepKHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "KRC" <KRC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:92B7F55E-C380-4242-85C7-A2FA45B04975@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> Sorry for posting this twice but I could not find my previous post,
>> >> >> but I
>> >> >> really need some help here.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We have a ppt 2007 problem.  The problem is on our CEO's computer 
>> >> >> too!
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We have ppt 2007 with all updates/service packs.  The user will 
>> >> >> create
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> textbox in powerpoint and starts typing, then saves the ppt file.
>> >> >> When
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> user goes back into the ptt file and clicks in the textbox and 
>> >> >> starts
>> >> >> typing,
>> >> >> "randomly" the font will increase and the user has to set the font
>> >> >> back.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Why Microsoft, why?  This person uses powerpoint probably more than
>> >> >> anyone
>> >> >> at our company, since he's in meetings mostly.  It's very annoying 
>> >> >> for
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> user and I'm trying to find a fix.  Why does the textbox font 
>> >> >> increase
>> >> >> while
>> >> >> typing?  I have tried every tip out there.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Steve Rindsberg suggested installing a "test" printer which I 
>> >> >> figured
>> >> >> would
>> >> >> work
>> >> >> http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00952.htm  and I did just as website
>> >> >> suggested
>> >> >> but
>> >> >> that did not help.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> This user has network printers from many locations setup but I'm 
>> >> >> not
>> >> >> sure
>> >> >> that would make a difference.  The printer installed locally is the 
>> >> >> HP
>> >> >> Color
>> >> >> LaserJet cm1312 nfi MFP.  I want to update the printer driver but 
>> >> >> you
>> >> >> must
>> >> >> uninstall the whole printer software and reinstall it per HP.  That
>> >> >> could
>> >> >> turn into a full day's work since it's a printer/fax/copier and I
>> >> >> don't
>> >> >> have
>> >> >> much time in the office when working on the computer.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Any suggestins on what might be the problem?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> T user has a Dell Latitude E4300 (xp sp3 fully patched), 
>> >> >> 2GB/1067MHZ,
>> >> >> 160gb
>> >> >> drive.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions!
>> >> >
>> >> > See if this helps.  On a blank presentation click Insert, text box,
>> >> > right
>> >> > click on the box's border, click format shape in the dropdown then 
>> >> > text
>> >> > box in the left column. If Shrink text on overflow is checked check
>> >> > either
>> >> > Resize shape or Do not Autofit and then close.  Right click on 
>> >> > border
>> >> > again and then click Set as Default textbox.
>> >> >
>> >> > Close and restart PPT and see if the text box no longer causes
>> >> > shrinking
>> >> > or enlarging text.  It may not accomplish the fix for previously
>> >> > created
>> >> > PPT files however.
>> >>
>> >> But that's only going to affect the presentation you do it on. If you 
>> >> do
>> >> it
>> >> on a blank presentation, it doesn't affect the template, nor does it
>> >> affect
>> >> any other presentation.
>> >>
>> >> The default textbox/autoshape/line setting is per-presentation. It's 
>> >> not
>> >> a
>> >> global PPT setting.
>> >>
>> >> I think it's a good suggestion, but I would do it on the problem file,
>> >> not
>> >> on a blank presentation file.
>> >>
>> >> If it takes care of the issue, then you'll want to do it on the blank
>> >> default template as well as any frequently-used themes or templates.
>> >>
>> >> -- 
>> >> Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
>> >> What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
>> >> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
>> >> PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx
>> >>
>> >> .
>> >>
>>
>> .
>> 

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2/9/2010 1:43:28 PM
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