Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: June 4, 2007

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated June 4, 2007.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

INTRODUCTION

Issue that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issue:
938628 The axis units in a chart in Excel 2007 adjust at different chart heights than in Excel 2003

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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 this specific problem. 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 Web site:
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

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart information

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you must either create a registry key or modify a registry key.

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 correct the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. 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.
Download information
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Office-kb938190-fullfile-x86-glb.exe18,719,68804-Jun-200717:59
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Excel.msp10,255,36001-Jun-200715:58
Xlconv.msp9,626,62401-Jun-200715:58
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:
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Excel.exe17,892,21601-Jun-200701:36
Excelcnv.exe14,677,88031-May-200702:36
Additional notes
  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses for software that is corrected after it is released, 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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To enable the hotfix that is described in this article, you must create a registry key to lock the axis units when you convert an Excel 2003 chart to Excel 2007. To create this registry key, follow these steps.

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Charting
  3. Right-click the registry key that you located in step 2, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type LockScaleValuesWhenConvert2003, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click LockScaleValuesWhenConvert2003, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
Note These steps are also documented in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938628 The axis units in a chart in Excel 2007 adjust at different chart heights than in Excel 2003

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Article ID: 938190 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbformat kbchart kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbfix kbbug KB938190

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