Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Oart-x-none.msp, Oartconv-x-none.msp): August 25, 2009

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated August 25, 2009.

INTRODUCTION

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • In Excel 2007, when you create a scatter chart or a line chart from a dataset that contains a large amount of data points, performance becomes slow.
  • In an Excel 2007 workbook, a chart contains a large Bezier curve and lots of data points. When you try to save the workbook as a .pdf file or as an .xps file, Excel 2007 crashes.
  • In PowerPoint 2007, you open a PowerPoint 2003 presentation that contains an embedded Word object or an embedded Excel object. The embedded object is displayed in the PowerPoint 2003 recolor effect. When you preview the presentation in PowerPoint 2007, the object is displayed in the correct colors in the print preview. However, when you print the presentation, the object is colored incorrectly on the printout.
  • An Excel 2007 workbook contains a scatter chart that uses a logarithmic scale on the x-axis. When you try to check the error bar for the data series in the scatter chart, you receive the following error message:
    Negative or zero values cannot be plotted correctly on log charts. Only positive values can be interpreted on a logarithmic scale.
    When you click OK in the error message, an unexpected blank area appears in the chart.
  • Consider the following scenario. You copy charts from an Excel 2007 workbook. Then, you paste the charts into a Word 2007 document or a PowerPoint 2007 presentation as linked Excel chart objects. When you save the document or the presentation as a .pdf file or an .xps file, you may have the one or more of the following problems:
    • When you view the charts in the .pdf file, the data series are bold.
    • When you view the charts in the Word 2007 document, the x-axes are bold. The x-axes in other charts are displayed correctly.
  • Consider the following scenario. You copy a compound chart from an Excel 2007 workbook. Then, you paste the chart into a Word 2007 document or a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, as a linked Excel chart object, a Windows Metafile picture, or an Enhanced Metafile picture. When you save the document or the presentation as a .pdf file or an .xps file, the gridlines in the compound chart are displayed bold.
  • You draw a line in a 2007 Office file and specify the position values for the line in the Size and Position dialog box. After that, you find that the line is not in the correct position.

MORE INFORMATION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems 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 2 or 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 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 issues that are 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-kb973403-fullfile-x86-glb.exe12.0.6514.500010,487,14419-Aug-200916:42x86


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oart-x-none.mspNot Applicable8,061,44018-Aug-200912:54Not Applicable
Oartconv-x-none.mspNot Applicable4,085,76018-Aug-200912:54Not Applicable


Oart-x-none.msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oart.dll12.0.6514.500016,124,77618-Aug-200900:38x86
Oartconv-x-none.msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oartconv.dll12.0.6514.50008,554,87218-Aug-200900:38x86

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: 973403 - Last Review: August 25, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
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