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Article ID: 953331 - Last Review: April 21, 2009 - Revision: 3.2

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INTRODUCTION

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 SourceForge.net Web site:
http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hDownloadOffice (http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hDownloadOffice)
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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:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/xps/viewxps.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/xps/viewxps.mspx)
Windows 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. For more information about this tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
954914  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954914/ ) Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite

MORE INFORMATION

How to obtain and install the service pack

This service pack is available on the Microsoft Download Center. To download it, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4F97AB2F-1F7D-49A3-9123-7CA3E703B916 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4F97AB2F-1F7D-49A3-9123-7CA3E703B916)


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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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For more information about a complete list of all the Service Pack 2 packages that were released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968170  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968170/ ) List of all 2007 Office Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages

Downloadable list of the issues that the service pack fixes

An Excel workbook is available that lists the issues that this service pack fixes.

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:

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Download the 2007 Office Service Pack 2 Changes.xlsx package now. (http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/2/C/C2C36159-600C-4EEA-B80A-F988EE7A418F/2007%20Office%20Service%20Pack%202%20Changes.xlsx)

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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/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. For more information about these issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968173  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968173/ ) Known issues for 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages

Technical information

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:
970357  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970357/ ) Technical details about the Office 2007 System client service packs

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  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
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