Description of the update for Office Word 2007: January 2010


This article discusses an update for Microsoft Office Word 2007. This update contains stability and performance improvements for Office Word 2007.

More Information

This is an update to Office Word 2007. The installer for this update has been revised for better compatibility with the installers for the April 2010 hotfix for Word 2007 and later hotfixes. Generally, customers who purchase or license Office Word 2007 from Microsoft after January 10, 2010 for use in the United States and its territories must use updated software that does not include a particular custom XML tagging implementation. 

You must install this update if you are instructed by Microsoft in a separate communication.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

978951 Description of the January 2010 update for Office Word

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the update package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

File information

This update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table:

File information for Word.msp

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File information for Wordconv.msp

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