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Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (x86 Excel-x-none.msp, x64 Excel-x-none.msp): February 28, 2012

This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2010 hotfix package that is dated February 28, 2012.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Excel 2010 crashes when you call the Workbook.Permissions property by using Visual Basic Applications (VBA) code. This issue specifically occurs when there are no active workbooks in an Excel 2010 file.
  • Excel 2010 may crash when you insert a Scenario Summary that is based on data that is formatted as percentages.
  • Excel 2010 prompts you to save a workbook that includes a chart even when you do not make a change to the workbook. This issue occurs after you close an unrelated workbook.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a Macro that contains the BeforeSave event in a workbook.
    • You share and save the workbook.
    • You open the workbook and enable the Macro.
    • You save the workbook again, and then you use the BeforeSave event handler in the Macro to cancel the save behavior.
    • You try to save the workbook again.

    In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Excel
    This file is locked. Try the command again later.
  • 2597034 You cannot save a workbook that contains an image that was copied from another workbook in Excel 2010
  • 2597992 Linked workbook does not open when you click a hyperlink in an Excel 2010 workbook
  • 2598009 Conditional formatting is not applied immediately to a cell in an Excel 2010 worksheet
  • 2598020 An image in the header or in the footer of an Excel workbook is not clear after you print the workbook in Excel 2010


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 Office 2010 or Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix package. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2510690 List of all Office 2010 SP1 packages

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.

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 sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable65,803,7769-Feb-128:52

Excel-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime


Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable66,807,2969-Feb-128:49

Excel-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: 2597142 - Last Review: 05/09/2012 03:05:00 - Revision: 3.0

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