Issues that are fixed in PowerPoint 2007 by the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a service pack for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites. This service pack contains fixes for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

INTRODUCTION

The 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates to PowerPoint 2007. Additionally, the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains security improvements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some fixes that are included in the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1) were previously released in separate updates. The 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1) combines the previously released fixes into one update. For more information about the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936982 Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1

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Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Office Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the PowerPoint 2007 issues that are fixed by the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Note The workbook is in English. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Office 2007 Service Pack 1 Changes_all.xls package now.

Release Date: December 11, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Issues that the service pack fixes

The 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1) fixes the PowerPoint 2007 issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936866 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: May 8, 2007
937902 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 17, 2007
938533 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 11, 2007
935869 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: April 11, 2007
937204 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: May 15, 2007
939598 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 29, 2007
938188 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 1, 2007
936875 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: May 8, 2007
936870 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: May 8, 2007
938544 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 11, 2007
936522 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: April 27, 2007
936525 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: April 27, 2007
939183 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 24, 2007
938539 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 11, 2007
939600 Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package: June 29, 2007

Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

The 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1) also fixes the following PowerPoint 2007 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

When you start a slide show, a delay occurs

This issue also occurs when you exit the slide show. The delay may increase depending on the number of applications that you have open and on the number of times you start and exit the slide show.

Animations are reset if you change non-animated text during a slide show

If you change the non-animated text on a slide during a slide show in PowerPoint 2007, the animations on the slide are reset.


Slide numbers are not recognized for presentations if the slide number fields are in a grouped shape on a slide master

When a slide number field is in the text that is in a grouped shape on a slide master, this slide number field is not recognized on the slides.


The Selection.TextRange method fails if the selected shape or the selected text is located on a SmartArt shape or on a grouped shape

When you automate a SmartArt object and then try to access the text range in PowerPoint 2007, you receive the following error message:
ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Text
However, when you run the following macro on a selected range of SmartArt text, you receive a result of "ppSelectionText (3)":
? ActiveWindow.Selection.Type


Error message when you use the Select method of the TextRange object: "Method 'Select' of object 'TextRange' failed"

When you use the ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Select method to select a range programmatically in PowerPoint 2007, you receive the following error message:
Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)': Method 'Select' of object 'TextRange' failed.


Error message when you update the SourceFullName property: "LinkFormat (unknown member): Failed"

You have a macro that updates the paths to movie files in your slides in PowerPoint 2007. When you reset the SourceFullName property, you receive the following error message:
Microsoft Visual Basic
Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)'
LinkFormat (unknown member): Failed.


PowerPoint 2007 stops responding when you open a PowerPoint Show (.pps) file two times and then close the file

You open a PowerPoint Show (.pps) file in full-screen view two times. Then, you close the file. In this situation, PowerPoint 2007 stops responding.


The Slide.Hyperlinks API does not work correctly with hyperlinked text

A slide contains hyperlinked text. When you try to count the number of links on the slides by using the Slide.Hyperlinks API, the value is displayed as "0."


The ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Replace method does not apply to all instances

When you perform a Find operation or a Replace operation, the operation is not limited to the scope of the current text range. Instead, the operation starts at the beginning of the text body and then covers all the body text.


The Runs.Count method returns an incorrect value for text placeholders

When you try to count text placeholders on the slides in PowerPoint 2007, an incorrect value is returned. This problem occurs if the text formatting is different for the text placeholders.

The ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Text method does not work in tables

When you select the text in a table cell, you cannot access the selection by using the ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Text method of the object model (OM).


Bullets that were removed from the slide master reappear after you edit the slides and then save the slides in PowerPoint 2007

Consider the following scenario:
  • In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, you remove the bullets from the body text placeholder of the existing slide master.
  • You make some changes to the file. Then, you save the file as a .ppt file.
  • You open the .ppt file in PowerPoint 2007, save the file as a .pptx file, and then reopen the file as a .pptx file.
  • You save this .pptx file as a .ppt file.
  • You reopen the newly saved .ppt file in PowerPoint 2003.
In this scenario, you may find that the bullets that you removed reappear on the original slide master.


Error message when you save a presentation in PowerPoint 2007: "There was an error accessing <path><filename>"


When you save a presentation and set a password to open or to modify the presentation in PowerPoint 2007, you receive the following error message:
There was an error accessing <path><filename>.
If you click OK, PowerPoint 2007 returns to the active presentation.

Data is lost in an Organization Chart if the Organization Chart Add-in (orgchart.exe) happens to be open when PowerPoint or Excel AutoRecover runs


If the Organization Chart Add-in (orgchart.exe) happens to be open when PowerPoint or Excel AutoRecover runs, data may be lost in an Organization Chart.

Error signature details

When you use PowerPoint 2007, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that resembles one of the following error signatures.
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Application name Application version Module nameModule versionOffset
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Ppcore.dll12.0.4518.1014 001af7b0
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Oart.dll 12.0.4518.1014 000397c7
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Hungapp 0.0.0.0 0
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Mso.dll 12.0.4518.1014 00039b2d
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Mso.dll 12.0.4518.1014 0004f9ba
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Mso.dll 12.0.4518.1014 0003d212
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Mso.dll 12.0.4518.1014 000467c3
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Oart.dll 12.0.4518.1014 95614
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Ogl.dll 12.0.4518.1014 00009d61
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Riched20.dll 12.0.4518.1014 00004f12
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.4518.1014Oart.dll 12.0.4518.1014 95618
Additionally, other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible.



Note All these issues are fixed in the 2007 Microsoft Office suites Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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Article ID: 942385 - Last Review: May 21, 2008 - Revision: 5.0
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  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
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