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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2 (SP2) gives customers the latest updates to the Office Compatibility Pack for the Microsoft Office Word 2007 file format, for the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 file format, and for the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 file format.

This service pack includes two main categories of fixes:

  • Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack.

    Note In addition to general product fixes, these include improvements in stability, in performance, and in security.

  • All the public updates, security updates, cumulative updates, and hotfixes that were released through February 2009.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP2 does not add the support for the following OpenDocument format file types:

  • .odt (text)

  • .ods (spreadsheet)

  • .odp (presentation)

These file types were added to 2007 Microsoft Office suite SP2. To open or edit OpenDocument format file types in pre-Office 2007 versions of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, use the ODF Add-in for Microsoft Office. To download this add-in, visit the following Web site: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP2 does not add support for either the .pdf (Adobe) or .xps (Microsoft) file type to pre-Office 2007 versions of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. To view and generate .xps files, use the Microsoft XPS viewer or Microsoft XPS Essentials Pack. These products are supported in Windows Vista, in Windows XP, and in Windows Server 2003. To download these products, visit the following Microsoft Web site: 7 adds the support in WordPad for the .docx odt.file types.

Additionally, 2007 Microsoft Office suite SP2 is the first service pack to support the removal of client updates by using the command line and by using the Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite. The Service Pack Uninstall Tool is available as a separate download.

More Information

How to obtain and install the service pack

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Known issues and behavior changes

After you install this service pack, you may notice some known issues.

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