Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: March 13, 2008

Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: March 13, 2008

Article ID : 949947
Last Review : March 25, 2008
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This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2007 hotfix package that is dated March 13, 2008.

This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
• The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
• The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
• Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
• Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
• Whether you must make any registry changes.
• The files that the hotfix package contains.

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Issue that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

Consider the following scenario. Several Excel 2007 files contain data that references one another. Some of these files have the same name. However, they are located in different folders. You open a source file before you open a destination file. In this scenario, all references to the files that have the same name as the opened source file are changed. All references are changed to reflect ranges in the opened source file.

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Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next 2007 Microsoft Office suites service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

Note If additional issues occur or 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. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes 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 correct the issues that are listed in this article.

Download information

The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. 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 Platform
Office-kb949947-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 12.0.6300.5000 20,596,512 11-Mar-2008 21:22 x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Excel.msp Not applicable 11,925,504 12-Mar-2008 03:30 Not applicable
Xlconv.msp Not applicable 11,761,152 12-Mar-2008 03:30 Not applicable

Excel.msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Excel.exe 12.0.6306.5000 17,927,704 06-Mar-2008 06:38 x86
Excel Not applicable 1,656 07-Dec-2007 19:26 Not applicable
Excel Not applicable 791 05-Mar-2008 01:17 Not applicable
Xlcall.dll 12.0.6300.5000 13,368 07-Dec-2007 20:59 x86

Xlconv.msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Excel.exe 12.0.6306.5000 14,710,808 06-Mar-2008 06:42 x86

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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