The arc lines in an image file are displayed incorrectly when you convert an image file from the EMF file format to the EMF+ file format in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you try to convert the file format of an image file by using an image-conversion application. However, when you convert the image file from the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) file format to the Enhanced Metafile plus extensions (EMF+) file format, the arc lines in the image file are displayed incorrectly.

Note This problem occurs when the arc line is drawn with the same starting point and the same ending point. For example, the arc line is a complete circle.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of an error in the Windows GDI+ function.

In an EMF image, the GDI function treats an arc line that is drawn with the same starting point and the same ending point as a 360-degree circle. However, when an EMF image file is converted to the EMF+ file format, the GDI+ function treats the arc line as a 0-degree circle. Therefore, the arc line is displayed incorrectly in the EMF+ image.

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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following Windows operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to obtain a 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 obtain a 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

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes


Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 updates are included in the same packages.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 0 . 20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the 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 in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are 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
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6001.225541,823,74430-Oct-200914:13x86
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6002.222561,837,56830-Oct-200913:39x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6001.225542,333,18430-Oct-200918:46x64
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6002.222562,423,29630-Oct-200913:45x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6001.225545,263,36030-Oct-200914:01IA-64
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6002.222565,263,87230-Oct-200913:30IA-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 EMF+ Records, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc231023(PROT.13).aspx
For more information about EMF Records, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc231166(PROT.10).aspx
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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

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Properties

Article ID: 977118 - Last Review: December 16, 2009 - 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 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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