Description of the update for Office Word 2007: November 2009


This article discusses an update to Microsoft Office Word 2007. This update fixes a known issue with Office Word 2007 after you install June security update MS09-027. After installing MS09-027, Office Word 2007 documents containing a “DocVariable” field can lose formatting in the field when saved in the Open XML (.docx) file format. This problem also occurs when saving the document in XML or Word 2003 XML formats. However, this problem does not occur when you save the document in the DOC, HTML or RTF formats.

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Issues that this update fixes

  • 970942 Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Word.msp, Wordconv.msp): June 30, 2009
  • 970226 Carriage returns in a document variable are lost after you save a Word 2003 document in the Open XML (.docx) file format

Update information

How to obtain and install the update

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


You must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 to apply this update.

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


How to determine whether the update is installed

This update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
File name File version File size Date Time
Msword.olb 12.0.6501.5000 868,712 12-Mar-2009 10:58
Winword.exe 12.0.6514.5000 408,424 18-Aug-2009 05:59
Wwlib.dll 12.0.6514.5000 18,069,864 18-Aug-2009 05:59