FIX: Excel crashes when you save a workbook as a PDF file by using the Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker add-in if the MDS add-in for Excel in SQL Server is also installed

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core More

Symptoms


Assume that you have installed the Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker Office COM Addin add-in together with the Master Data Services (MDS) Add-in for Microsoft Excel in Microsoft SQL Server. When you try to save a workbook as a PDF file by using the Convert to PDF feature of the Acrobat add-in, the PDF file is created successfully. However, the Excel application may crash with an access violation.

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017

       Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

       Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

       Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
 

References


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