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Article ID: 969604 - Last Review: May 9, 2012 - Revision: 6.0

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-027. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update (

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support (

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Known issues with this security update

  • After you install this security update, when you open documents that use an East Asian ClearType font, such as Meiryo, JhengHei, or YaHei fonts, they may revert to the Document Grid setting Specify line grid only. This causes the document to grow longer as the text snaps to the line grid.
  • After you install this update, XML tag structure may not appear correctly in saved DocX Word documents that contain a document variable.
To resolve these known issues, install hotfix 970942.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970942  ( ) Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Word.msp, Wordconv.msp): June 30, 2009

Prerequisites to install this security update

This security update is a post 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 security update. To install the security update, you must have 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 installed.

For more information about how to obtain this service pack, 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

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
956358  ( ) MS08-072: Description of the security update for Word 2007: December 9, 2008


The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.

Microsoft Office Word 2007

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  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
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