Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp, Graph-x-none.msp, Xlconv-x-none.msp): April 24, 2012

Applies to: Microsoft Office Excel 2007


This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated April 24, 2012.  


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that you have an .xls file that is protected by Information Rights Management (IRM) on a network share. When you open the file in Excel 2007, a File In Use dialog box appears. However, the dialog box does not display the correct name of the user who locked the file. Therefore, you cannot edit the file.
  • A parameter query table in a worksheet is not updated when the worksheet contains another query table in Excel 2007. 
  • Assume that the default save format is set to Excel 97-2003 Binary Interchange File Format version 8 (BIFF8) in Excel 2007. When you send a shared .xlsx file as an attachment in an email message, and the file has an .xlsx file name extension but has BIFF8 content, you cannot open the file. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Excel cannot open the file 'FileName.xlsx' because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.

More Information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems 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: 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.


You must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 or 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 3 installed to apply this hotfix package.For more information about how to obtain the latest 2007 Office suite service pack, 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 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

You do not have to make any changes in the registry to apply this update.

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 issues that are 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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable9,101,3124-Apr-1222:40
Graph-x-none.mspNot Applicable1,795,5844-Apr-1222:40
Xlconv-x-none.mspNot Applicable8,459,2644-Apr-1222:40

Excel-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Graph-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Xlconv-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime


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