Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package: February 14, 2008


This article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 14, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issues:
  • 940977 The ShapeRange.Shadow.Type property incorrectly returns a value of -2 for all shadow types when you try to programmatically obtain the shadow type of a shape in PowerPoint 2007

  • 944970 A text box that has the Resize shape to fit text option enabled does not anchor as expected in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, when you save an Excel workbook that contains a chart that is created in Excel 2003, Excel 2007 may randomly stop responding (hang). This issue occurs when you save the workbook after you print the workbook. Or, this issue occurs when you save the workbook after you preview the workbook in the Print Preview window.BUG #: 18445 (OfficeQFE)
  • In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, you use the Chart.Axes(xlValue) method or the Chart.Axes(xlCategory) method to return an axis object. However, the position and size information about the axis are incorrect if the chart is a 3D chart. This issue does not occur in Microsoft Excel 2000 or in Microsoft Office Excel 2003. BUG #: 19439 (OfficeQFE)
  • In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, when you try to resize a horizontal line or a vertical line by pressing the SHIFT key, the line incorrectly extends to the maximum allowed size.BUG #: 19666 (OfficeQFE)

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 this specific problem. 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 information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes 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 issues that are listed in this article.
The Global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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
Mso.mspNot Applicable18,862,59228-Jan-200818:18Not Applicable
Oart.mspNot Applicable15,945,21628-Jan-200818:18Not Applicable
Oartconv.mspNot Applicable8,575,48828-Jan-200818:18Not 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
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
NoteFor more information, 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: 941658 - Last Review: May 28, 2008 - Revision: 1