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MS11-072: Description of the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1: September 13, 2011

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-072. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft website:Open XML Converter lets you convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or 2007 Microsoft Office system for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac. Open XML Converter can convert Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format so that you can open and edit the files in Office 2004 for Mac. You can select to convert and open one file, or convert lots of files.

Update details

This update contains improvements to security and stability. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

How to obtain this release

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

DownloadDownload the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 package now.

Release Date: September 13, 2011

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
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. 

File list

For a complete list of the files, double-click the installer, and then on the File menu, click Show Files.


  • The Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date.

    For more information about resources for Office 2008 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft website:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 2598785 - Last Review: 09/13/2011 17:34:00 - Revision: 1.0

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