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Description of the update for the 2007 Office programs: May 18, 2007

Microsoft has released an update for the 2007 Microsoft Office system. This update fixes conversion issues that occur when a document that contains a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 object is opened in an earlier Office program when you use the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.

Update details

Issues that the update fixes

This update fixes the following issue:
922850 You receive an error message when you try to open or to save a file in one of the 2007 Office programs or in one of the Office 2003 programs
This update also fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

You have Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack installed together with a version of Microsoft Office that is earlier than the 2007 Office system. When you open a document that contains a PowerPoint 2007 object in an earlier Office program, conversion issues may occur.

Note "PowerPoint 2007 object" means a .ppt file that is embedded in a document.

Installation details

How to obtain and to install the update

This update is located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update and to obtain installation instructions and deployment strategies, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

How to determine whether the update is installed

The update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the files that are listed in this table.

To determine the version of the files that are installed on the computer, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search Results window, click All files and folders in the Search Companion pane.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type the file name, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click the found file, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, examine the version of the file that is installed on the computer.

Information for administrators about .msp files

This update consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The following .msp file is distributed in this update:
For detailed procedures that describe how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, visit the following Microsoft Web site: The Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935865 Description of the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment Update for the Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
office2007 office2k7 office12 off2007 off2k7 off12 powerpoint2007 powerpoint2k7 powerpoint12 ppt2007 ppt2k7 ppt12 office conversion

Article ID: 934395 - Last Review: 09/28/2007 10:29:00 - Revision: 1.5

Microsoft Office Basic 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

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