Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel-xx-xx.msp): August 26, 2008

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated August 27, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix:
  • The issues that the hotfix fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix.
  • Whether the hotfix is replaced by any other hotfix.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix contains.

List of issues fixed

This hotfix fixes the following issue:
957386 Error message after you set a network path as the default file location in Excel 2007 and then you click the Data tab: "\\<Path>\solver.xlam cannot be found. Check your spelling, or try a different path"
This hotfix also fixes the following issues that are not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • You install Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 on a computer that has Microsoft Office 2003 installed. When you try to import data from Microsoft Office Excel 2003 to some SharePoint lists, you may receive the following error message:

    Object doesn't support this property or method
    After you click OK on the error message dialog box, you can specify a data range and a range type on the Import to Windows SharePoint Services list dialog box. When you click Import, you receive the following error message:

    Method 'Post' of object 'IOWSPostData' failed.
  • The Spanish and German versions of Excel 2007 ignore the settings for the thousands separator and for the decimal separator that you set when you import a text file.

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 a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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 English 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
Excel-en-us.mspNot Applicable1,835,00820-Aug-200815:12Not Applicable

Contents of the Excel-en-us.msp file

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Exptoows.xlaNot Applicable126,46401-Jul-200815:00Not Applicable
Solver.xlamNot Applicable211,71119-Aug-200809:10Not Applicable
For more information about software update terminology, 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: 956510 - Last Review: 09/09/2008 14:36:09 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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