I am running powerpoint (ms office 2004 for mac running osx 10.4.x). On a slide, when I create a text box and add text, as the box grows the cross-hatched outline of the box does not update (refresh) properly and soon my screen is covered with partially formed cross-hatched box outlines. When I move to a new slide and then back, the text looks normal (the cross-hatching outline is gone) but if I try to edit the text the cross-hatching issue returns. Is this a problem with my system software or, as Apple claims, with mac office 2004. This is not a killer but it is a real nuisance. Any help is appreciated.