Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package (PowerPoint.msp, Pptconv.msp): April 30, 2009

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This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 issues that are fixed in the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package that is dated April 30, 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:
  • When you try to update custom moniker links in PowerPoint 2007, the links are invalid. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
    Some linked files were unavailable and can't be updated. Try to restore the links by clicking the Microsoft Office Button, pointing to Prepare, and then clicking Edit Links to Files.
  • You set the formatting of a shape as the default in PowerPoint 2003. When you try to edit the presentation in PowerPoint 2007, the default formatting is applied to bitmap pictures and objects that are pasted from the clipboard.
  • You embed a Microsoft Office Excel worksheet object in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation. If you double-click the object to edit it, the size of the object changes.
  • When you use a COM add-in, actions that are completed through Automation are not undoable as individual actions. Instead, all actions that are completed by the add-in are undone when you try to undo the last action.
More information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems 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 are 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
Powerpoint.mspNot Applicable4,450,81624-Apr-200912:57Not Applicable
Pptconv.mspNot Applicable1,425,92024-Apr-200912:57Not Applicable

Powerpoint.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform,06412-Mar-200900:17x86

Pptconv.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
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: 969956 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 18:12:11 - Revision: 2.0

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