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Summary

This article describes the Microsoft Excel 2010 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated November 2, 2012.

INTRODUCTION

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Excel crashes intermittently if the file has an Auto_Open() macro that calls the ThisWorkbook_Close() method to close itself.
  • The ReadOnly property of an Excel workbook returns a value of False from VBA when you open a workbook in read-only mode from a SharePoint document library.
  • When you import an HTML file that contains images that include hyperlinks to Excel 2010, the hyperlinks are missing the last character of the URL. Therefore, the links cannot be used, and you receive the following error message:
    Unable to open <the URL link that is missed the last character>. The Internet site reports that the item you requested could not be found. (HTTP/1.0 404)
  • Assume that the default save-file format is set to Excel 97-2003 Workbook (.xls) in Excel 2010. When you send a shared .xlsx file as an attachment in an email message, and the file has an .xlsx file name extension but has BIFF8 content, you cannot open the file. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Excel cannot open the file FileName.xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.

    Note This problem occurs only when the workbook is shared and when the default save-format does not match the format of the workbook that is sent.
  • 2760378  Image is not updated immediately when the Application. ScreenUpdating property is set to False in Excel 2010

More information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix package. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2510690 List of all Office 2010 SP1 packages

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issue that is listed in this article.

The English version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.

x86

Download information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel2010-kb2687559-fullfile-x86-glb.exe14.0.6129.500039,090,43221-Oct-128:54
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot applicable43,983,87220-Oct-1219:40

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:

Excel-x-none.msp file information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel.exe14.0.6129.500020,382,27220-Oct-1212:54
Excelcnv.exe14.0.6129.500017,822,78419-Oct-121:51
Xlicons.exe14.0.6120.50001,480,28025-Apr-122:22
x64

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel2010-kb2687559-fullfile-x64-glb.exe14.0.6129.500041,795,89621-Oct-125:36
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot applicable45,943,80820-Oct-1219:44
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:

Excel-x-none.msp file information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel.exe14.0.6129.500027,629,13620-Oct-1213:06
Excelcnv.exe14.0.6129.500025,024,59219-Oct-122:31
Xlicons.exe14.0.6120.50001,480,28025-Apr-122:21

References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2687559 - Last Review: November 21, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
Keywords: 
kbqfe kbsurveynew kbhotfixserver kbexpertiseinter kbhotfixrollup kbautohotfix kbhotfixallversions KB2687559

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