Feb 1, 2011


Probably not worth a full entry but I had a hard time finding a solution to this bug.

Problem: While using PowerPoint, text entry into a text box crashed the program. And crashed it every time and as soon as a single letter is typed. Very problematic.

Turns out it's a Bootcamp 3.1 issue so if you're not dual-booting on Apple hardware, probably not an issue.


  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Select "Change keyboards or other input methods" under "Clock, Language, & Region" heading
  3. Select "Change keyboards..."
  4. Select "Add" button
  5. Scroll to "English (United States)" then "Keyboard", then "US"
  6. Select "US"
  7. "Okay" your way back.

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