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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:
When you use Outlook 2007 to send an HTML form that contains text data, the text data is missing when the recipients open the e-mail message. The recipients see a blank text box where the text data should be displayed.
Note The most common ways to use Outlook 2007 to send an HTML form are as follows:
In an HTML Web page that has a form, use the Send Page by E-mail command on the File menu to create an Outlook 2007 e-mail message that contains the form data.
Copy and paste the form data from the HTML Web page into an Outlook 2007 e-mail message.
Consider the following scenario:
In Word 2007, you create a new Word document.
You use document protection so that users can only enter data into the form.
You assign a password to the document so that only users who know the password can remove the protection.
You save the Word document as a Word template (*.dotx) or as a Word macro-enabled template (*.dotm) to the templates folder for Word 2007.
You create a new Word document based on the template.
In this scenario, the protection can be removed successfully without a prompt for the password when you try to remove the document protection for the new document.
This hotfix package also fixes the following issues:
956937 When you open a Word 2007 document that is protected by a password on a network share, the document is opened as read-only
956745 The settings in the .msp file are not applied to Word 2007 if you start Outlook 2007 before you start Word 2007
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.
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.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
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:
Contents of the Word.msp file
Contents of the Wordconv.msp file
For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
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