Description of the PowerPoint 2010 hotfix package (powerpoint-x-none.msp, pptview-x-none.msp): February 22, 2011


This article describes the PowerPoint 2010 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 22, 2011.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You implement Information Rights Management (IRM) protection on a Microsoft SharePoint document library.
    • You try to open an Office PowerPoint presentation from the document library by using the Download a copy feature on a computer that has PowerPoint 2010 installed.
    In this scenario, PowerPoint 2010 cannot open the presentation. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

    Filename.pptx is currently in use. PowerPoint cannot modify it at this time.
    BUG #: 28697 (OfficeQFE)
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a Visual Basic add-in that starts together with Office PowerPoint 2010.
    • Your default printer is a network printer. The network printer takes a long time to connect.
    • You start Office PowerPoint 2010.
    In this scenario, Office PowerPoint 2010 may stop responding.
    BUG #: 29067 (OfficeQFE)
  • 2500676 A placeholder in an Office PowerPoint 2003 presentation may not have the same properties when you alter the copied placeholder in the presentation in PowerPoint 2010

More Information

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: 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.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You may 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 correct the issue that is listed in this article.
The English 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
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Powerpoint-x-none.msp58,472,44803-Feb-201113:27Not Applicable
Pptview-x-none.msp5,904,38403-Feb-201113:27Not Applicable

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pptview.exeNot Applicable7,923,07203-Feb-201107:41Not Applicable


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

Article ID: 2496949 - Last Review: Feb 8, 2012 - Revision: 1