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Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp, Xlconv-x-none.msp): August 25, 2009

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated August 25, 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.

Issue that this hotfix package fixes

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have an Excel 2007 workbook that has more than 4000 cell styles. This includes many custom styles.
    • You check for compatibility with Excel 2003 by using the Compatibility Checker function.
    In this scenario, if the number of styles in the Excel 2007 workbook exceeds the number that is supported by Excel 2003, you should receive a warning message. However, you do not receive the warning message.
  • You install the update that is described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 959997. In Excel 2007, when you publish a chart to the Single File Web Page (*.mht; *.mhtml) file format through a name range, the published Web page is blank.

    Note This issue does not occur if you remove the update.
  • When you close Excel 2007, it may consume 100 percent of CPU resources if the following conditions are true:
    • The file format of the workbook is Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls).
    • The workbook was opened from a SharePoint document library.
    • The SharePoint document library contains some custom type columns, for example: People, Group, or Lookup.
    • When the workbook is first uploaded from the SharePoint document library, you click Cancel on the Edit form page to finish uploading. Or, the workbook is uploaded through Windows Explorer view.
    • In Excel 2007, the Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls) file format is selected in the Save files in this format list.

  • You create an Excel workbook that contains a PivotTable that uses a cube. If the design of the cube is changed, the PivotTable is corrupted after you update the PivotTable against the new cube and then save the workbook. When you open the workbook, you receive the following error message:

    Excel Found unreadable content in 'FileName.xlsx'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook?

  • In an Excel 2007 workbook, you insert a comment or a button form control, and you format a column by using the wrap text alignment. When you scroll down by using the mouse wheel, a sheet that contains frozen panes displays previously hidden cells incorrectly.
  • In Excel 2007, if you select the Formulas option and an operation in the Paste Special dialog box, the formula is not pasted. Instead, the value that is calculated by the formula is pasted.
  • In PowerPoint 2003 presentations, you insert charts by using Excel 2003 and set the zoom level to a value other than 100 percent. When you open the presentation in PowerPoint 2007 and edit the charts, the size of the fonts is incorrect.
  • You open an .xls file that contains formulas in Excel 2007, save the file by giving it a different name, and then close the file. When you open the file that has the different name, you may receive the following error message:

    File Error: Data may have been lost

    Additionally, the formulas are replaced with the value "=#N/A"
  • When you record a macro in the Spanish version of Excel 2007, you create a PivotTable. When you run the macro, you may receive the following error message:

    Run-time error 5: Invalid procedure call or argument

  • When you convert an .xls file to the Office Open XML file format, the original .xls file remains in the folder. The original file should be deleted after the conversion.
  • 973823 Conditional formatting rules are duplicated when you copy and then paste cells in Excel 2007

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.


You must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 or 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 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 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
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable9,122,30418-Aug-200913:02Not Applicable
Xlconv-x-none.mspNot Applicable8,301,05618-Aug-200913:02Not Applicable

Excel-x-none.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel.exe.manifestNot applicable79114-Aug-200910:26Not applicable

Xlconv-x-none.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: 973932 - Last Review: 09/25/2009 06:42:23 - Revision: 2.0

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