From time to time, Microsoft releases certain hotfix files that are made available for download in order to fix various problems for Windows and Microsoft Office users. This article discusses an error where rotated images in PowerPoint 2013 are printed incorrectly when you use XPS in Windows.
This problem usually occurs when you have a PowerPoint slide that contains rotated images on a computer that is running Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
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Problems with printed rotated images in PowerPoint fixed by hotfix
Thus, when you open the PowerPoint slide in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, and then you try to print the file by using Microsoft XPS Document Writer or an XPS printer, you may get the PowerPoint slide printed incorrectly. There is a hotfix made available for download, but Microsoft recommends to opt for the update rollup solution, nonetheless:
The update rollup fixes many other issues in addition to the issue that the hotfix fixes. We recommend that you use the update rollup. The update rollup is larger than the hotfix. Therefore, the update rollup takes longer to download.
PowerPoint related issues you need to be aware of
PowerPoint has other problems that our authors have written about. We mention that because you might encounter some of them and maybe do not know how to get over. We will share here a shortlist that will help you solve the most common PowerPoint issues in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Here it is:
- Fix: PowerPoint not responding in Windows
- FIX: PowerPoint file is corrupted and cannot be opened/saved
- Fix: PowerPoint won’t play audio or video
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.