Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package (PowerPoint.msp): December 16, 2008

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Description of the PowerPoint 2007 hotfix package (PowerPoint.msp): December 16, 2008

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This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated December 16, 2008.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issues that are not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a PowerPoint 2007 presentation that links to many Microsoft Office Excel charts, and the presentation is set to manually update the links. However, when you open the presentation, you experience performance issues.
    • You apply hotfix 958720.
    • You open the presentation without clicking Update Links in PowerPoint 2007. Then, you enable the macros for the presentation.

    In this scenario, when you try to run the Presentations(x).UpdateLinks function to update the links in the presentation, PowerPoint 2007 may crash.

  • When you close a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, PowerPoint 2007 may crash.
  • In a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, when you try to use an ActivePresentation.Fonts object programmatically to read the font name of the object, a null value may be returned unexpectedly for the font name.
  • You try to print a PowerPoint 2007 presentation by using a color printer. In this case, the default value in the Color/grayscale box in the Print dialog box is Color. However, when you set the printer to print the presentation in grayscale in the Properties dialog box of the color printer, the value in the Color/grayscale box is still Color.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. 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 requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released 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.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. 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

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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Office-kb960312-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 12.0.6335.5000 6,187,904 05-Dec-2008 09:50 x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Powerpoint.msp Not Applicable 6,772,224 04-Dec-2008 19:41 Not Applicable

Hotfix information

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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 12.0.6335.5000 8,000,880 03-Dec-2008 16:12 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

  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
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