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Resolving PowerPoint rendering issues when using high DPI screens

In a recent case, a client reported PowerPoint rendering issues. The client's primary monitor was running at 3200 DPI, whereas his second monitor was running at 1920 DPI. It seems that PowerPoint has some issues with scaling itself when the primary monitor is running at such a high DPI. This issue does not appear to happen with Word or Excel.


To resolve this issue, proceed as follows.

  1. Using a text editor, open the file C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\powerpnt.exe.manifest
  2. In the opened file, look for word "True/PM" in the following block of text:



  <asmv3:windowsSettings xmlns="">





  1. Change the word  "True/PM" to "False", as shown below.









  1. Save the file.
  2. Restart PowerPoint

The application will display fine on both monitors now.