MS08-072: Description of the security update for Word 2007: December 9, 2008

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-072. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

More information about this security update

Known issues with this security update

  • After you install this security update on a computer that is running Microsoft Office Word 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you may experience the following issue when you work with a Japanese version of Input Method Editor (IME).

    When you try to type text into a Word document, the text appears in the upper-left corner on the screen. This problem occurs until you click the desktop or another application.

    To resolve this issue, install 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information about this problem, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
950113 MS08-026: Description of the security bulletin for Word 2007: May 5, 2008


The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.
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Article ID: 956358 - Last Review: May 9, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
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