XL97: Overview and History of Excel Patches

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SUMMARY

This article lists and describes the service releases and patches for Microsoft Excel 97.

Click the following link to obtain the latest patch for Excel 97:

http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/9798/xl8p10pkg.aspx
NOTES:

This patch requires that you first install Office 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2).

This patch includes all of the updates that were made in earlier patches.

MORE INFORMATION

To determine what version of Microsoft Excel you are running, use any of the following methods, and then locate the version number in the "Versions of Excel 97" table later in this article.

Method 1: Use the "About Microsoft Excel" Command

Click About Microsoft Excel on the Help menu in Microsoft Excel. Note the version number listed in the dialog box.

Method 2: Identify the Excel.exe File

To determine the version number from your Excel.exe file:
  1. Use Microsoft Windows Explorer to locate the Excel.exe file.

    The default location for this file is the following folder:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office
    NOTE: If you are running Microsoft Excel 97 from a network server, Excel.exe is located on the network server.
  2. Right-click the Excel.exe file. On the shortcut menu, click Properties.
  3. On the Version tab, note the File version property.

Method 3: Use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications

You can also determine which version of Microsoft Excel you have installed by checking the value returned by Application.Build or Application.Version in a Visual Basic for Applications macro.

Versions of Excel 97

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Excel versionHelp menu (About)File versionApplication.Build/ Application.VersionUpdates and Service Releases
Excel 97Excel 978.03515 / 8.0n/a
Excel 97 SR-1Excel 97 SR-18.0a4307 / 8.0an/a
Excel 97 SR-1 and Xl8p1.exe Excel 97 SR-18.0b4307 / 8.0aSR-1
Excel 97 SR-1 and Xl8p2.exeExcel 97 SR-18.0c 4307 / 8.0a SR-1, Xl8p1.exe
Excel 97 SR-1 and Xl8p3.exeExcel 97 SR-18.0d4308 / 8.0d SR-1, Xl8p1.exe, Xl8p2.exe
Excel 97 SR-2Excel 97 SR-28.0e5618 / 8.0e SR-1, Xl8p1.exe, Xl8p2.exe, Xl8p3.exe
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p4.exe Excel 97 SR-2(f)8.0f5619 / 8.0f All fixes in SR-2
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p5.exeExcel 97 SR-2(g)8.0g5620 / 8.0g All fixes in SR-2, Xl8p4.exe
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p6.exeExcel 97 SR-2(h)8.0h6416 / 8.0h All fixes in SR-2, Xl8p4.exe, Xl8p5.exe
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p7.exeExcel 97 SR-2(i) 8.0i 6916 / 8.0i All fixes in SR-2, Xl8p4.exe, Xl8p5.exe, Xl8p6.exe
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p8.exeExcel 97 SR-2(j)8.0j7205 / 8.0jAll fixes in SR-2, Xl8p4.exe, Xl8p5.exe, Xl8p6.exe, Xl8p7.exe
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p9.exeExcel 97 SR-2(k)8.0k7410 / 8.0k All fixes in SR-2, Xl8p4.exe, Xl8p5.exe, Xl8p6.exe, Xl8p7.exe, Xl8p8.exe
Excel 97 SR-2 and Xl8p9.exeExcel 97 SR-2(l)8.0l7913 / 8.0l All fixes in SR-2, Xl8p4.exe, Xl8p5.exe, Xl8p6.exe, Xl8p7.exe, Xl8p8.exe, Xl8p9.exe
Excel version = Excel 97 SR-2 and Ohfinst.exe Excel 97 SR-2 (m) 8.0m9507 / 8.0m All fixes in 8.0l without Scanload.dll
Excel 97 SR-2 Excel 97 SR-2 (n) 8.0n9904 / 8.0n All fixes in SR-2,Xl8p4.exe, Xl8p5.exe, Xl8p6.exe, Xl8p7.exe, Xl8p8.exe, Xl8p9.exe, Xlqfe3950.exe
For additional information about Excel 97 SR-2 and Ohfinst.exe , click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
300953 XL97: File Level Permissions Are Lost After You Save Workbook

Excel 97 SR-1 (8.0a)

Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1, includes a number of updates for each program in Microsoft Excel 97.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172475 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-1

Excel 97 SR-1 (8.0b)

Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1 with Excel 97 Auto Recalculation Patch. Replaced with Xl8p2.exe (8.0c).

Excel 97 SR-1 (8.0c)

Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1 with the updated Excel 97 Auto Recalculation Patch. Replaced with Xl8p3.exe (8.0d).

Excel 97 SR-1 (8.0d)

Microsoft Excel 97 Auto-Recalculation Patch for use with Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1. In Microsoft Excel 97 and Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1), worksheet values may not be recalculated correctly when certain conditions are true.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174868 XL97: How to Obtain the Excel 97 Auto Recalculation Patch

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0e)

Microsoft Excel 97 SR-2, a collection of fixes for Microsoft Excel 97.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
192874 OFF97: An Overview of Microsoft Office 97 SR-2

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0f)

The "Excel 97 SR-2 CALL Function Patch," designed to update Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2). Microsoft has released a patch for Microsoft Excel 97 that fixes a vulnerability that could allow certain types of executables to be run without a warning to the user.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
196791 XL97: Patch Available for Excel CALL Vulnerability

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0g)

The "Excel 97 Range Object Patch." Corrects a problem running a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro, when you implicitly set the value of a Range object.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
221568 XL97: Implicitly Setting Value of Range Object Crashes Excel

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0h)

The "Excel Security Patch," designed to update Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2). This patch fixes a vulnerability to its Macro Virus Warning.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
231304 XL97: Patch Available for Excel 97 Virus Warning Vulnerabilities

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0i)

The "Excel 97 SYLK File Security Update," designed to update Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2). This update fixes a vulnerability to its Macro Virus Warning in SYLK files and with Lotus 1-2-3 macros.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
242209 XL97: How to Obtain and Install the Excel 97 SYLK File Security Update

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0j)

The "Microsoft Excel 97 Programmatic Text Export Update" is designed to update Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2). This update fixes a problem where you programmatically save the contents of your Microsoft Excel worksheet in certain file types and some dates that are stored with a four-digit year are truncated to two-digit years.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
247801 XL97: Programmatically Exporting Text File Truncates Dates

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0k)

The "Microsoft Excel 97 XLM Macro Security Update" is designed to update Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2). This update fixes a vulnerability in its Macro Virus Warning for text files that contain Excel 4.0 (XLM) macro code.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
255606 XL97: Macro Virus Warning Does Not Appear When You Open a Text File That Contains XLM Code

Excel 97 SR-2 (8.0l)

The Microsoft Excel 97 SR-2 REGISTER.ID Function Update eliminates a security vulnerability that could allow certain types of executable files to be run without warning the user.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
269263 XL97: Update Available for Excel 97 SR-2 REGISTER.ID Function Vulnerability

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Article ID: 232652 - Last Review: January 9, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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