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Arrow types are reversed in a Left Bracket shape in PowerPoint 2010 - Microsoft Support [MS]


Assume that you insert a Left Bracket shape into a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, and then you format the shape to have a different arrow type at each of its ends. In this situation, the arrow types are reversed so that they are displayed on the wrong ends of the shape.


To resolve this problem, apply the following update: 

2597148 Description of the Office 2010 hotfix package (x86 Oart-x-none.msp, x64 Oart-x-none.msp): February 28, 2012

Registry key information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in WindowsAfter you install the hotfix package, follow these steps to enable the hotfix:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:


  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) value.

  4. Type ReversedArrowTypeBracketsBraceOnBinarySave, and then press Enter.

  5. In the Details pane, right-click ReversedArrowTypeBracketsBraceOnBinarySave, and then click Modify.

  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

  7. Exit Registry Editor.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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