Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
provides the latest updates to Office Proofing Tools 2007. These updates
include two main categories of fixes:
- Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for
this service pack.
- In addition to general product fixes, this includes
improvements in stability, in performance, and in security.
- All the public updates, security updates, cumulative
updates, and hotfixes that were released through February 2009.
Overview of Service Pack 2 improvements
- The German spelling checker implemented improvements to
the lexical coverage. These improvements include German spelling reform and its
contextual spelling checker component. Most notably, the latest decisions of
the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs
(held on March 3, 2006) were integrated to update the German spelling checker
to the latest official standard. Additionally, the existing German contextual
spelling checker was expanded to handle additional error types, such as
spelling together or apart, and uppercase versus lowercase spelling. These
spelling errors are among the most frequent in the German language.
- Thousands of new words that were collected through Customer
Experience Improvement Program at Microsoft since the release of 2007 Office
system were added to the speller lexicon.
- The Hebrew spelling checker, Greek hyphenator, and Italian
grammar checker were all updated to provide improved performance and stability
across these language tools.
- Several issues for Arabic were addressed. This includes
improved functionality for the grammar checker and spelling checker.
- Server speller files for Galician, Hindi, and Thai were
updated to resolve the issues.
- The Russian spelling checker was updated to include
several words that were previously recognized in Microsoft Office
Service pack packaging
- Unlike with the Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 SP1,
Office Proofing Tools 2007 SP2 now groups the Proofing Tools updates from every
language into a single executable file. This change was made so that computers
in which multiple proofing tool languages are installed in a more streamlined
and efficient manner. It was also made to match the way that the proofing tools
were actually released.
Service pack removal
- The 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 2 is the first
service pack to support the removal of client updates by using both the command
line and the Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft
Office suite. The Service Pack Uninstall Tool is available as a separate
download. For more information about
this tool, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite
How to obtain and install this service pack
Office Proofing Tools 2007 SP2 is available on the Microsoft Download Center.
To download this service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the complete list of all SP2
packages that were released, click the following article number to view the
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
List of all 2007 Office system Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages
Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes
An Excel workbook is available that lists the Office Proofing
Tools 2007 issues that are fixed by the service pack.Note
The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be
translated into any other languages.
The following file is available for
download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the 2007 Office Service Pack 2
Changes_all.xls package now.
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For more information about how to
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the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Known issues and behavior changes
After you install this service pack, you may experience the issue
that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
Known issues that you may experience when you install the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2
For more information about this
service pack, including a list of files affected, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Technical details about the Office 2007 System client service packs