Description of the Office Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp, Graph-x-none.msp, Xlconv-x-none.msp, Xlview-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the Office Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated December 15, 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 packages.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

INTRODUCTION

  • If category labels are in discontinuous ranges, the category (x) axis is not plotted correctly.
  • When you put shapes in rows or columns that are hidden, Office Excel 2007 returns the topmost or leftmost visible cell in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). However, the cell that is returned is the incorrect cell.
  • You open an Office Excel 2007 workbook. When you try to print-preview or print the workbook, Office Excel 2007 crashes.
  • When you insert an Excel chart object from a file into an Office application, only a part of the chart is displayed.
  • When you put the pointer over the fields in the PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard - Layout dialog box, Office Excel 2007 crashes.
  • When the Offset function is called for a range in compatibility mode, the Offset function does not accept large row parameters or large column parameters even if the range for the sheet is not opened in compatibility mode.
  • The Toggle Read Only command does not work for files that are opened from a network share.
  • If you change the column structure of a query table, the file is corrupted. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Excel found unreadable content in File Name. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.

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Known issues

Symptoms
After you install this update, you may receive an error message that resembles the following when you try to save a shared workbook:
The file is no longer shared
This problem can occur if the file is saved to a network location and then configured as a shared workbook.


Resolution
To resolve this problem, install security update 982308. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
982308 MS10-038 and MS10-036: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: June 8, 2010


Workaround

To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
  • To avoid this problem when you create a workbook that must be shared, turn on the shared workbook option before you save the workbook to a network share.
  • If the problem has already occurred, follow these steps:
    1. Open the shared workbook, and then save it to a local drive.
    2. Turn on the shared workbook option.
    3. Save the workbook on the network share.
For more information about how to share a workbook, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HP100968331033.aspx#ShareWorkbook

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 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 resolve 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-kb977030-fullfile-x86-glb.exe12.0.6524.500025,353,88021-Nov-200911:43x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable9,122,30420-Nov-200923:38Not Applicable
Graph-x-none.mspNot Applicable1,799,68020-Nov-200923:39Not Applicable
Xlconv-x-none.mspNot Applicable8,300,03220-Nov-200923:39Not Applicable
Xlview-x-none.mspNot Applicable7,320,57620-Nov-200923:39Not Applicable

Excel-x-none.msp information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel.exe.manifestNot applicable79119-Nov-200917:29Not applicable
Excel.exe12.0.6524.500018,341,73621-Nov-200903:46x86
Xlcall32.dll12.0.6500.500010,12026-Nov-200913:09x86

Graph-x-none.msp information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Graph.exe12.0.6524.50002,532,22419-Nov-200916:45x86

Xlconv-x-none.msp information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excelcnv.exe12.0.6524.500015,121,25619-Nov-200917:50x86
Excelcnvpxy.dll12.0.6500.500071,52026-Nov-200918:43x86

Xlview-x-none.msp information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Xlview.exe12.0.6524.500013,225,33619-Nov-200910:02x86

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: 977030 - Last Review: June 15, 2010 - Revision: 4.0
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  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
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