Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel.msp, Graph.msp, Xlconv.msp): June 30, 2009

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This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated June 30, 2009.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • You have some .xlsx files that are embedded into Word 2007 documents or PowerPoint 2007 presentations. If the embedded .xlsx files contain cells that use a user-defined function from an Excel add-in (.xla), and the .xla file exists in the XLSTART directory, the path of the .xla file is a full path instead of a virtual path in the embedded .xlsx files. This causes the reference to become specific to the user who embeds the files. Additionally, the reference is not in relation to where the Word documents or the PowerPoint presentations exist.

  • You copy a chart from an Excel 2007 file and then paste it into another Excel 2007 file. You change the data source in the second file. When you close the second file, Excel 2007 crashes.

  • When you open Excel 2007 with more than one workbook loading on startup, Excel 2007 crashes.

    This problem occurs when a Ribbon customization that uses Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) callbacks for Ribbon actions is introduced to Excel 2007.

  • Consider the following scenario.
    • You add the Toggle Read Only command to the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel 2007.
    • When you save a file, you enter a password in the Password to modify field.
    • You close and then re-open the file.
    • You click Read Only instead of entering a password in the Password dialog box.
    • You click Toggle Read Only.
    • You save the file.
    In this scenario, the file is saved without entering a password. Additionally, password protection on the file is lost.

  • When you open or save a workbook that has many formulas that contain references to external data in Excel 2007, performance is slow.

  • You open a 2007 Office document that contains MSGraph objects. If the original MSGraph objects were created by using colors from a custom color palette, those colors are replaced by the colors from the default color palette.

  • 972577 When you rotate text in cells in an Excel 2007 document on a Terminal Services client that is running in Monitor Spanning mode, the text appears misaligned, partly or completely invisible, or the AutoFit Column Width function does not work

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.


You must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 or 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 installed to apply this hotfix package. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949585 How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite

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 issues 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
Excel.mspNot Applicable9,090,04823-Jun-200902:42Not Applicable
Graph.mspNot Applicable1,799,16823-Jun-200902:42Not Applicable
Xlconv.mspNot Applicable8,303,10423-Jun-200902:42Not Applicable

Excel.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel.exe.manifestNot applicable79117-Jun-200917:44Not applicable

Graph.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Xlconv.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

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