Summary

This article describes the Microsoft Office 2010 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated December 14, 2010.


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

Issue that this hotfix package fixes

Consider the following scenario:

  • You use the 2010 Microsoft Office system to open an Office document.

  • The Office document contains a gradient filled shape.

  • You save the Office document in PDF format.

In this scenario, a duplicate gradient stop may be created at the center of the gradient. This causes a duplicate entry to be added to the bounds array that is used by the gradient’s stitching function in the PDF document. However, the duplicate entry in the bounds array is invalid according to the PDF specification.


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 website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You may 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 the hotfix 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.


x86 versions

Download information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Office2010-kb2466269-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

14.0.5130.5000

1,338,464

20-Nov-2010

00:34

x86


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Exppdf-x-none.msp

Not Applicable

300,544

19-Nov-2010

13:09

Not Applicable


Exppdf-x-none.msp information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Exp_pdf.dll

14.0.5130.5000

105,336

18-Nov-2010

13:14

x86


x64 versions

Download information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Office2010-kb2466269-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

14.0.5130.5000

1,346,744

19-Nov-2010

22:48

x86


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Exppdf-x-none.msp

Not Applicable

296,448

19-Nov-2010

13:14

Not Applicable


Exppdf-x-none.msp information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Exp_pdf.dll

14.0.5130.5000

138,616

18-Nov-2010

14:16

x64


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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