Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: June 23, 2008


This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated June 23, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix:
  • The issues that the hotfix fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix.
  • Whether the hotfix is replaced by any other hotfix.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix contains.


List of issues fixed

This hotfix fixes the following issue:
954947 OLE containers that contain a linked Excel 2007 worksheet object are not updated when you change the format of a cell

This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • In Windows Explorer, you right-click a text file, you click Open With, and then you click Microsoft Excel 2007. When Excel 2007 opens, the UTF-8 characters in the file are not interpreted correctly.

    Note This problem does not occur when you click Open on the
    File menu in Excel 2007.

  • When you use the NETWORKDAYS function in Excel 2007, Excel 2007 may crash. This problem occurs when the NETWORKDAYS function uses a closed workbook as part of a parameter.

  • You delete category labels in Excel 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and then you save the file in the .xls format. When you open the file in Excel 2007 without SP1 or in Excel 2003, the category labels are not deleted as expected.

  • When you try to edit a page number in Print Preview in Excel 2007, Excel 2007 may crash.

  • When you run the GET.CHART.ITEM macro to retrieve the position of any charts on a chart sheet, incorrect chart point data is returned.

  • In Excel 2007, a shared workbook is saved in the Excel 97-2003 format and is protected by a password. When you try to open the shared workbook by using Excel 2003, you receive the following error message even though you enter the correct password:

    Excel cannot open this file. The encryption type used is not available, contact the author of the file. More encryption types are available using the High Encryption Pack.
  • Incorrect chart point data is returned on a chart sheet or on a worksheet in Excel 2007. This issue occurs when you run the GET.CHART.ITEM macro to retrieve the position of a Pie of Piechart or a Bar of Pie chart.

  • You cannot resize a drop-down list by using a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) script in Excel 2007.

  • The Edit Links dialog box can be taller than the screen, with many links, and there is no way to scroll the list.

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 does not replace a previously released 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
Excel.mspNot Applicable11,933,69619-Jun-200818:30Not Applicable
Graph.mspNot Applicable8,393,72819-Jun-200818:30Not Applicable
Oart.mspNot Applicable16,152,06419-Jun-200818:31Not Applicable
Oartconv.mspNot Applicable8,652,80019-Jun-200818:31Not Applicable
Xlconv.mspNot Applicable11,761,66419-Jun-200818:31Not Applicable
Contents of the Excel.msp file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel.exe.manifestNot applicable79118-Jun-200809:04Not applicable
Excel.pipNot applicable1,65607-Dec-200719:26Not applicable
Contents of the Graph.msp file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Contents of the Oart.msp file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Contents of the Oartconv.msp file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Contents of the Xlconv file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
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