OFF97: Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 1 Patch

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Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes a number of updates for each program that is included in Microsoft Office 97. This article contains a list of the key updates that are included for each program in the SR-1 Patch.

For additional information about SR-1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172475 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install the MS Office 97 SR-1 Patch

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Microsoft Office 97 SR-1

Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes the following updates for Office 97:
  • If a corrupted AutoCorrect (.acl) file exists on your computer, you may encounter problems when you start or use the programs included in Microsoft Office 97. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 97 SR-1.

    For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    160552 OFF97: Errors Caused by Corrupted ACL Files


  • Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes updated Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) 3.0 files. These updated ODBC files include improved security features.

Microsoft Word 97 SR-1

Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes the following updates for Word 97:
  • Microsoft Word 97 SR-1 allows you to use permanently mapped network drives.

  • When you save a document in the Microsoft Word 6.0/95 format in Microsoft Word 97 SR-1, the file is saved in the native Microsoft Word 6.0/95 format instead of the Rich Text Format (RTF) file format that is used by Microsoft Word 97.

    For more information about the RTF format, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    162602 WD97: Questions About Saving in the Word 6.0/95 File Format


  • When you open a Microsoft Word for the Macintosh file in Microsoft Word 97 SR-1, encapsulated PostScript (EPS) graphics are preserved when you print them to a PostScript printer.

  • In Microsoft Word 97 SR-1, inserted graphics default to inline graphics instead of floating graphics when you save documents in HTML and Microsoft Word 6.0/95 file formats.

  • Microsoft Word 97 SR-1 addresses specific known causes in which graphics that are inserted into a new document appear in a blank box with a red "X."

    For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    162349 WD97: Picture Displayed as Red "X" in Document


  • In Microsoft Word 97 SR-1, linked, inserted pictures retain sizing information if they are resized.

  • In Microsoft Word 97 SR-1, a document that may become corrupted under certain circumstances (when you extensively edit text, graphics, and fields in a header or footer) no longer becomes corrupted.

    For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    170887 WD97: Field Code Becomes Damaged Under Certain Circumstances


  • In Microsoft Word 97 SR-1, the language default for new documents is correct in different language versions of Microsoft Windows.

  • Microsoft Word 97 SR-1 prints graphics correctly to printers with nonsymmetrical resolutions (for example, 360 x 180 dpi).

Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1

Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes the following updates for Microsoft Excel 97:
  • Views and reports created in earlier versions of Microsoft Excel work correctly in Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1.

  • In Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1, invalid characters in module names are corrected when you save a workbook in the Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (*.xls) format.

  • Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1 allows you to cut and paste cells that contain data used by a PivotTable.

  • Print titles that use a medium width bottom border are printed correctly in Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1.

  • In Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1, worksheet database functions can refer to ranges that contain more than 32,768 rows.

  • In Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1, the ROW and COLUMN worksheet functions are recalculated properly when you insert new rows or columns into a worksheet.

  • The HTML Wizard in Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1 supports Automation, which means you can control it by using a Visual Basic for Applications macro.

    For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    168561 XL97: How to Programmatically Save a Worksheet as HTML


  • In Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1, sheet names may include characters outside the standard American National Standards Institute (ANSI) character set.

Microsoft PowerPoint 97 SR-1

Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes the following updates for Microsoft PowerPoint 97:
  • When you insert a graphic into a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 97, a blank box that contains a red "X" may appear. This problem was corrected in Microsoft PowerPoint 97 SR-1.

  • In Microsoft PowerPoint 97 SR-1, if you save a presentation in the Microsoft PowerPoint 7.0 format, Graph 97 objects that are embedded in the presentation are automatically converted to Graph 7.0 objects.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 SR-1 includes a new Lotus Freelance Graphics 2.1 converter. This converter improves the conversion of objects, graphics, and bullets to Microsoft PowerPoint 97.

Microsoft Access 97 SR-1

Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes the following updates for Microsoft Access 97:
  • Microsoft Access 97 SR-1 includes a new Microsoft Access Snapshot Creator, which allows you to save a snapshot of data in tables for viewing by users who do not have Microsoft Access.

  • Microsoft Access 97 SR-1 correctly requeries the LinkChildFields and LinkMasterFields properties in chart objects in reports.

Microsoft Outlook 97 SR-1

Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 includes the following updates for Outlook 97:
  • Microsoft Outlook 97 SR-1 includes the Internet Mail Enhancement Patch (IMEP). IMEP improves sending and receiving messages through the Internet Mail Transport Service in Microsoft Exchange Server.

  • Microsoft Outlook 97 SR-1 includes improved MAPI spooler stability.

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Article ID: 150613 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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