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

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This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated August 26, 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 issues that are not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you use Microsoft Office Excel 2003 to open a chart that was saved in Excel 2007, the background and the borders of a text box in the chart are invisible.

  • You have a Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) control that uses the PX_PATH property to persist a data source object from a control in an Excel 2007 workbook. If the workbook is saved in the Office Open XML spreadsheet format, the data source object may be unavailable when the control is displayed in the workbook.

    • This problem occurs because the data source object is bound to the control incorrectly when the workbook is loaded.
    • This problem does not occur when the workbook is saved in binary 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 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 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
Excel.mspNot Applicable11,937,28019-Aug-200820:05Not Applicable
Graph.mspNot Applicable8,907,26419-Aug-200820:05Not Applicable
Xlconv.mspNot Applicable11,761,66419-Aug-200820:05Not Applicable

Contents of the Excel.msp file

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel.exe.manifestNot applicable79114-Aug-200813:10Not applicable
Excel.pipNot applicable1,65605-Aug-200616:28Not applicable

Contents of the Graph.msp file

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Contents of the Xlconv.msp file

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
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824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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