Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp, Graph-x-none.msp, Xlconv-x-none.msp): August 28, 2012


This article describes the issue that is fixed in the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated August 28, 2012.  


Issue that this hotfix package fixes

Consider the following scenario:
  • You apply update 2597161 to Excel 2007.
  • You create an Excel workbook (workbook A) that uses the .xlsx or .xlsb format in a shared folder.
  • Another workbook (workbook B) is saved on the same server as workbook A. However, workbook B is not saved in the same shared folder as workbook A.
  • You insert an external link in workbook A that includes a formula that references workbook B.
  • You save workbook A.
  • You open workbook A.
In this scenario, the external link in workbook A is broken.

Note For more information about update 2597161, click the following article number:
2597161 MS12-030: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: May 8, 2012

BUG #: 33683 (OfficeQFE)

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 sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable9,100,80015-Aug-1211:02Not Applicable
Graph-x-none.mspNot Applicable1,795,58415-Aug-1211:02Not Applicable
Xlconv-x-none.mspNot Applicable8,460,28815-Aug-1211:02Not Applicable

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

Article ID: 2687334 - Last Review: Sep 17, 2012 - Revision: 1

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