Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package (Oart.msp, OartConv.msp): August 26, 2008

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This article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated August 26, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix packages.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issues that are not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, you save a presentation (.pptx) file that contains a radial or path gradient-filled shape as a PDF file. Then, when you open the PDF file, you find that the shape is not gradient filled.

    Note This problem may occur when a shadow is applied to the shape.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • In a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, you insert two same-line Callout shapes.
    • You change the arrow settings of the line style for a Line Callout shape to the nondefault arrow settings.
    • You do not make any changes to the arrow settings for another line callout shape.
    • You save the presentation in the PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (.ppt) format.
    In this case, when you open the .ppt file in PowerPoint 2007 or in PowerPoint 2003, only the Callout shape that has the default arrow settings is displayed. The Callout shape that has nondefault arrow settings is not displayed.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    1. In an instance of PowerPoint 2007, you create a new presentation (.pptx), and you add a drawing object in a slide.
    2. In another instance of PowerPoint 2007, you open a PowerPoint 2003 presentation (.ppt) in which you have set the default formatting for drawing objects.
    3. You copy and paste the slide that you created in step 1 to the PowerPoint 2003 presentation that you opened in step 2.
    In this scenario, you find that the drawing object that you add to the slide in step 1 uses the default formatting that was set in the PowerPoint 2003 presentation.
  • You create a chart in a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 workbook. Then, you copy and paste the chart to a slide in PowerPoint 2007. In this case, a new Excel 2007 instance starts unexpectedly.
  • In an Excel 2007 workbook, you insert a chart and then change the font color for legend entries. Then, you save the changes to the workbook. When you reopen the workbook in Excel 2007, the font color for the legend entries is reverted unexpectedly to the original color.
  • In an Excel 2007 workbook, you insert a chart, and you make the trendline and the equation that is displayed on the chart. When you copy and paste the chart into a Word document or into a PowerPoint presentation, the equation may be displayed incorrectly on the chart.

    Additionally, when you save and reopen the Excel 2007 workbook that contains the chart, you may find that the equation is also displayed incorrectly.

Hotfix information

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 for installing this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

You do not have to make any changes to the registry to apply this 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 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.

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oart.mspNot Applicable16,296,44820-Aug-200815:03Not Applicable
Oartconv.mspNot Applicable8,827,90420-Aug-200815:03Not Applicable
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:
Contents of the Oart.msp file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Contents of the Oartconv.msp file
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Additional notes
  • 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

Article ID: 956058 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 16:03:24 - Revision: 1.2

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