Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Word.msp): August 26, 2008

This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2007 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:
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • In Word 2007, you open a binary .doc document from a document library on a Windows SharePoint Services site. You open the document as a read-only document.
    • Later, you check out the document from the library, and then you use Word 2007 to change the document.
    In this scenario, when you try to check in the document for the first time, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
    http:// site name/sites/shared Documents/file name cannot be accessed. The file may not exist, may be in use, or the web server is temporarily busy.
  • In Word 2007, random numbers appear unexpectedly in the AutoText name list of the AutoText field in the Field dialog box.
  • E-mail messages that are in HTML format and that are displayed correctly in Office Outlook 2003 may not be displayed as expected in Outlook 2007.

    This issue occurs when the e-mail messages use a CSS property that is not supported by the HTML rendering engine for Outlook 2007.
  • When you type Korean characters in a Word 2007 document, characters are not inserted as expected if a macro is running in the document.

    This issue may occur when the macro uses one or more of the following methods or properties in the Word object model:
    Paragraph.LeftIndentParagraph.FirstLineIndentRange.OrientationRange.HighlightColorIndexRange.Information(wdHorizontalPositionRelativeToTextBoundary)Range.Information(wdHorizontalPositionRelativeToPage) Range.Information(wdVerticalPositionRelativeToPage) PageSetup.LeftMarginRange.PageSetup.DifferentFirstPageHeaderFooterRange.Font.AllCapsRange.Font.BoldRange.Font.ColorRange.Font.DoubleStrikeThroughRange.Font.EmbossRange.Font.EngraveRange.Font.HiddenRange.Font.ItalicRange.Font.NameRange.Font.OutlineRange.Font.SizeRange.Font.SmallCapsRange.Font.StrikeThroughRange.Font.SubscriptRange.Font.SuperscriptRange.Font.UnderlineRange.Font.UnderlineColorRange.Paragraphs(1).DropCap.Position Range.OrientationRange.Revisions.CountRange.Shading.BackgroundPatternColorRange.Shading.ForegroundPatternColorSelection.Range.Shading.TextureSelection.Range.SpellingErrors.CountSelection.Range.StyleActiveWindow.Selection.Range.Paragraphs.LeftIndentActiveWindow.Selection.Range.Font.Underline
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • In a Word 2007 (.docx) file, you enter several lines of text and several equations in a paragraph.
    • You format the paragraph by using a style that indents the first line of the paragraph.

      Note By default, the first line of the paragraph is indented 1.25 centimeters.
    • You save the .docx file as a .doc file.
    In this scenario, when you open the .doc file, the equations in the paragraph also have an indentation of 1.25 centimeters, and the right side of the equations may be missing.
  • You have a Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) control that uses the PX_PATH property to persist a data source object from a control in a Word 2007 document. If the Word document is saved in the Office Open XML document format (.docx), the data source object may be unavailable when the control is displayed in the Word document.

    Note This problem does not occur when the Word document is saved in binary format (.doc or .mht).
  • You set Arabic as the primary editing language for Office programs. In this case, the Arabic text is displayed unexpectedly from left to right in Word 2007 and in Outlook 2007.
  • In a Word 2007 document, you copy an Office Excel chart object, and then you use the Paste Special command to link it to a Worksheet object. Then, you change the update method for the linked Worksheet object from Automatic update to Manual update. In this case, the patterns of the linked Worksheet object change when you set the update method to Manual update.
  • In Word 2007, you cannot save changes to a Word template if the Word template resides on a network share and if the template contains a macro. This issue occurs even if you have full permissions to the network share.
  • In Outlook 2007, you try to attach many files to an e-mail message by selecting the files that you want to attach in the Insert File dialog box. When you to do this, some files may not be attached to the e-mail message. Additionally, there is no warning that some files are not attached.
This hotfix package also fixes the following issue:
  • 956629 Hebrew text that is formatted as Justified becomes right-aligned when you save a Word 2007 document in the PDF file format or the XPS file format

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
Word.mspNot Applicable13,204,99220-Aug-200815:07Not 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:
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: 956064 - Last Review: 09/24/2008 18:16:51 - Revision: 1.3

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