Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Oart.msp, Oartconv.msp): February 24, 2009

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This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated February 24, 2009.
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.
This hotfix fixes the following issues:
  • The axis values on a chart are not displayed correctly. This issue may be caused by the rounding algorithm.
  • You cannot protect a chart object by using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) in Excel 2007.
  • On a Windows Vista-based computer, you open a PowerPoint 2007 presentation that uses a special font. If the font does not exist on the computer, this presentation displays two lines instead of one line.
  • PowerPoint 2007 may crash when you move through slides on a multiprocessor computer.
  • You put text inside a shape in a presentation. If the text extends outside the shape, the position of the text appears differently in PowerPoint 2003 and in PowerPoint 2007.
  • When you try to print an XLS file In Excel 2007, a comment from the first page may be printed on the second page.
  • In Excel 2007, when you put the mouse pointer over a chart, a graphics device interface (GDI) leak may occur. Additionally, you receive the following error message in Excel 2007:
    Out of system resources.
More information

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 the problem described in this article. 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 requirement

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 issue that is listed in this article.

The Global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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 Applicable15,737,85614-Feb-200923:45Not Applicable
Oartconv.mspNot Applicable8,684,54414-Feb-200923:45Not Applicable

Oart.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Oartconv.msp information
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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Article ID: 966311 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 11:00:29 - Revision: 1.0

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