Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package (PowerPoint.msp): August 26, 2008

Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package (PowerPoint.msp): August 26, 2008

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Last Review : September 17, 2008
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This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 issue that is fixed in the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package that is dated August 26, 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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List of issues fixed

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

• You have a slide that contains text boxes. When you insert this slide into a PowerPoint 2007 presentation by using the Reuse Slides feature, the font on this slide changes. For example, the font changes from Arial to Calibri.
• Consider the following scenario. You edit the administrative template for PowerPoint 2007 to save PowerPoint presentations in the PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx) file format. In PowerPoint 2007, you click the Office Button, point to Save As, and then click PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation. In this scenario, the Save As dialog box is displayed. However, PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx) is listed as the default save as type.

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Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is 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 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 Web site: (

Note 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.


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 package does not replace any other hotfix packages.

Registry information

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.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-kb956316-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 12.0.6327.5000 6,193,088 21-Aug-2008 05:10 x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Powerpoint.msp Not Applicable 6,775,296 20-Aug-2008 15:08 Not Applicable

Powerpoint.msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform 12.0.6300.5000 250,928 07-Dec-2007 00:17 x86
Msppt.olb 12.0.6300.5000 265,792 07-Dec-2007 00:17 x86
Powerpnt.exe 12.0.6300.5000 467,496 12-Dec-2007 23:42 x86
Ppcore.dll 12.0.6326.5000 7,999,528 04-Aug-2008 23:29 x86

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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