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MS08-055: Description of the security update for the 2007 Office system and for the Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system: September 9, 2008
Article ID: 951944 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-055. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
How to obtain help and support for this security updateFor home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in the United States and Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for support issues with security updates, visit the Microsoft International Support Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?rdpath=4North American customers can also obtain instant access to unlimited no-charge e-mail support or to unlimited individual chat support by visiting the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through your usual support contacts.
Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security updateThis security update fixes the issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948950/ )Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package: February 26, 2008
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950132/ )Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package: March 12, 2008
953474This security update also fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953474/ )Description of the 2007 Office system hotfix package: June 10, 2008
You have documents in the Microsoft Office Open XML file format that use versioning and extensibility markup. For example, the documents are created in Word 2010 or Word for Mac 2011. When these documents are opened in 2007 Microsoft Office system applications, spaces are missing between some words in the document. After the document is saved, these spaces are removed permanently, even when the document is reopened in a newer version of Word. This update will help prevent Word 2007 from removing spaces when opening documents in this scenario.
This issue may occur when you work with documents that are created in an application such as Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac.
Update replacement informationThis security update replaces the following security update:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934062/ )Description of the security update for the 2007 Office system: May 8, 2007
File informationThe English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Article ID: 951944 - Last Review: March 2, 2011 - Revision: 3.0