registry entry to make 2007 Office applications show the FileNew dialog box for the earlier versions of Office applications instead of for 2007 Office applications.
After you configure the
registry entry, the FileNew dialog box for the earlier versions of Office applications appears when you open the FileNew dialog box in a 2007 Office application. However, 2007 Office templates will also be listed in the FileNew dialog box. This is not expected behavior.
Note To open the FileNew dialog box in 2007 Office applications, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click New.
Steps to solve this problem
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Apply the hotfix. 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.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:
After you apply this hotfix package, the Office templates that are automatically installed as part of the 2007 Office system will be removed from the FileNew dialog box.
For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
For more information, 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
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To configure the
registry entry, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
Microsoft Office Basic 2007, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Small Business 2007, Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007