When there are right-aligned tabs in an application that uses rich edit controls, the tabs are misaligned on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you edit content in an application that uses rich edit controls. However, you experience tab-alignment problems in the application. For example, if you change a left-aligned tab to a right-aligned tab, all the tabs after the left-aligned tab are changed to right-aligned tabs.

Note This issue does not affect the tabs that appear before the left-aligned tab.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because tab types are not reset at the end of paragraphs in rich edit controls. Therefore, if there is a right-aligned tab, all the later left-aligned tabs change to right-aligned.

RESOLUTION

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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

For more information about how to install the Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

For more information about how to install the Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this 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

The English version of this hotfix 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.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product or milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1LDR
    6.0.6002.22xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the original release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msftedit.dll5.41.21.2510564,22422-Sep-200912:28x86
Riched20.dll5.31.23.1230466,94422-Sep-200912:29x86
Riched32.dll6.0.6002.222308,19222-Sep-200912:29x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msftedit.dll5.41.21.2510735,23222-Sep-200912:08x64
Riched20.dll5.31.23.1230606,20822-Sep-200912:09x64
Riched32.dll6.0.6002.2223010,75222-Sep-200912:09x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msftedit.dll5.41.21.25101,709,05622-Sep-200912:07IA-64
Riched20.dll5.31.23.12301,434,62422-Sep-200912:09IA-64
Riched32.dll6.0.6002.2223022,01622-Sep-200912:09IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about rich edit controls, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb787877(VS.85).aspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
813870 The rich edit control may display documents with right or center tabs incorrectly

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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Date (UTC)22-Sep-2009
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Date (UTC)22-Sep-2009
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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Properties

Article ID: 975848 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
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