Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Word.msp, Wordconv.msp): June 30, 2009

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2007 issue that is fixed in the Word 2007 hotfix package that is dated June 30, 2009.
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

This hotfix fixes the following issues:
  • Consider the following scenario. You embed a Word 2007 document in a custom application as an OLE object. Then, you open the OLE Word document object in Word 2007. In this scenario, if you do not make any changes to the document or you do not save the document, Word 2007 crashes when you close the document.
  • The Word 2007 spelling checker incorrectly handles words that contain nonbreaking hyphens.

    Note This issue is resolved by installing both this hotfix and the hotfix found in KB 972563.
    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    972563 Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (NlgMsProof.msp): June 30, 2009

  • In a Word 2007 document, you set a password in the Password to modify field in the General Options dialog box. If you open the document in Word 2007, the Password dialog box appears. However, if you open the document through Internet Explorer, the Password dialog box does not appear.
  • You have a document that contains em or en space characters. After you copy and paste the text that contains the em or en space characters, the fonts on em or en may change.
  • The results of compared documents do not keep tracked changes if the documents include equations.
  • In a Rich Text Format (RTF) e-mail message, when you insert a hyperlink into a file, the double-byte character set file name is corrupted.
  • Word 2007 does not respond to mouse-clicks in the main document window when you embed Word 2007 in a custom application.
  • When you use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) to communicate with Word 2007, the connection cannot be established if the topic is the file path of a Word document from a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share. Additionally, when you start the DDE Initiate call, you receive an error from Word if the topic is the UNC path of the Word document that is opened.
  • When you create a RTF e-mail message, and then copy some contents from a Word document, you cannot open the e-mail message in Outlook 2007.
  • On a computer that is running a Japanese version of Windows, when you edit a document in the Japanese version of Word 2007, you receive a "STOP 0x50" error message.
  • You develop a macro to generate a document that contains a DocVariable field in Word 2007. The field is used to display a document variable inside a document and the variable value contains a carriage return. When you save the file in the .docx format, the carriage return is lost.
  • After you install security update MS08-072 for Word 2007, you cannot open certain .docx files. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

    Unspecified error
    Location: Part: /word/document.xml, Line: LineNumber, Column: ColumnNumber

  • In the unprotected sections of a Word 2007 document, the Building Blocks Organizer option is unavailable in the Quick Parts list in the Text group on the Insert tab.
  • In a Word 2007 document, if you format a page by using a three-column layout and you set the vertical alignment to justified, the text on the page overlaps.
  • In Word 2007, the Word 6.0/95 (*.doc) file format is upgraded to the .docx file format automatically.
  • You create an OpenDocument Format document in WordPad. If you open this document in Word 2007, the font changes.
  • On some Dell portable computers, the list in the Suggestions section in the Spelling and Grammar dialog box is unavailable.
  • Links in Word documents to Excel ranges do not update automatically when data is changed in Excel.

    Note This issue is resolved by installing both this hotfix and the hotfix found in KB 969952.
    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    969952 Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel.msp, Graph.msp, Oart.msp, Oartconv.msp, xlconv.msp): April 30, 2009

  • After you apply hotfix 970881, no error message is displayed upon querying non-existing items in the Templates collection from the Word object model.
  • After you apply 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2, the No grid settings on the Document Grid tab in the Page Setup dialog box are not kept after the saving and re-opening of .docx files.
  • After you apply hotfix 956064, you cannot add a Word template add-in as a reference to a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) project if the template is located on a UNC share.
  • For users of the Korean language IME (Input Method Editor) the Correct Keyboard Setting option was removed from the AutoCorrect options dialog box in Word.
  • When you save a document that contains document variables in the Word 2007 (.docx) format, the document variables change unexpectedly.

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 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

You must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 or 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 installed to apply this hotfix package. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949585 How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite

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 one of the hotfixes 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 correct the issue that is listed in this article.

The Global 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.

Download information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Office-kb970942-fullfile-x86-glb.exe12.0.6510.500112,269,96826-Jun-200905:39x86


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Word.mspNot Applicable10,090,49625-Jun-200916:48Not Applicable
Wordconv.mspNot Applicable2,673,15225-Jun-200916:48Not Applicable


Word information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msword.olb12.0.6501.5000868,71212-Mar-200903:58x86
Winword.exe12.0.6510.5000408,42422-Jun-200904:12x86
Wwlib.dll12.0.6510.500118,068,84025-Jun-200915:17x86
Wordconv information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wordcnv.dll12.0.6510.50004,672,36022-Jun-200904:50x86
Wordcnvpxy.cnv12.0.6500.500024,91226-Feb-200917:45x86
Wordconv.exe12.0.6500.500020,80826-Feb-200917:45x86

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: 970942 - Last Review: July 21, 2009 - Revision: 2.1
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  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
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