When I open a PowerPoint presentation, the text is messed up.


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This happens even if I create a new file. What could be the problem and how can I fix it?

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, the font is Calibri (Body).

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    Try changing your default printer to standard XPS printer
    – Martheen
    Mar 4, 2013 at 8:59
  • Wow first strike.... It works... Thanks @MartheenCahyaPaulo. You should post from Answer side.... Mar 4, 2013 at 9:06
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    Yea, happened to my coworker last week. The weirdest problem & solution ever.
    – Martheen
    Mar 4, 2013 at 9:14

1 Answer 1


Change the default printer to other printer (either the standard XPS printer or any other). This is because for inexplicable reason, PowerPoint (the only non-print oriented Office app) utilize something from the default printer driver info for rendering the font. On old printer (think dot-matrix old) it's incompatible with the newer PowerPoint.

  • Thanks for your quick answer and then this question SOLVED Mar 4, 2013 at 9:31

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