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Microsoft KB Archive/168531

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Article ID: 168531

Article Last Modified on 11/9/2000


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168531


If you change the orientation of a slide from landscape to portrait (or from portrait to landscape), some objects on the slide may not resize or reposition to fit on the slide in its new orientation. This symptom occurs when all of the following are true:

  • The object is an OLE object.


  • The object is the original size.


  • The object has been resized proportionally.

This symptom does not occur when you use the following types of objects:

  • Drawing objects created with the PowerPoint drawing tools.
  • Pictures inserted using the From File command (point to Picture on the Insert menu).
  • OLE objects that have been stretched horizontally or vertically.


To work around this problem, use one of the following methods before you change the slide orientation.

Method 1: Convert the Object to a Picture

This method is recommended if you are using either a Microsoft Clip Gallery (Clip Art) object or a Microsoft Photo Editor object.

  1. Select the OLE object.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Cut.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
  4. From the As list in the Paste Special dialog box, click Picture.
  5. Click OK.

Method 2: Stretch the Object Slightly

This method is recommended if you are using a vector-based object, such as a chart, a Microsoft Word table, or a Microsoft Excel worksheet.

  1. Select the OLE object.
  2. Enlarge or reduce the object slightly by dragging one of its center resize handles. (Do not resize the object using one of the corner resize handles.)


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.

Additional query words: 97 8.00 ppt97 ppt8 ppt8.0 orgchart msgraph stretch too big small wide tall

Keywords: kbinterop kbprb KB168531