Summary

This article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 25, 2011.

INTRODUCTION

Issue that this hotfix package fixes

  • When you move a chart data series that is plotted on a primary axis to a secondary horizontal axis in Office Excel 2007, the log and log base settings of the primary axis are not inherited. Additionally, if you display the secondary axis by using the default option, the log property from the primary axis is not inherited.

  • Assume that you apply underline formatting on some text that uses a printer font in Office PowerPoint 2007. When you print the text on a PostScript printer, the underline formatting is printed as a black box. 

  • Under certain conditions, lines are not drawn perfectly vertical or perfectly horizontal as expected in Office Excel 2007.

  • When you open a workbook in Office Excel 2007, existing combo charts and XY scatter series on the secondary axis are not displayed.

  • 2596570 Non-Western characters are displayed as corrupted characters when you edit an Office Excel 2007 chart

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to resolve 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 website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

You must have the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 or the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 3 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 may 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 enable the hotfix 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 resolve 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 name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Office-kb2596546-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

12.0.6654.5000

10,324,272

07-Oct-2011

22:07


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Oart-x-none.msp

Not Applicable

7,695,872

07-Oct-2011

10:56

Oartconv-x-none.msp

Not Applicable

4,280,320

07-Oct-2011

10:56


Oart-x-none.msp

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Oart.dll

12.0.6654.5000

16,149,864

05-Oct-2011

20:19


Oartconv-x-none.msp

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Oartconv.dll

12.0.6654.5000

8,579,448

04-Oct-2011

20:36


References

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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