Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package: March 18, 2008

Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package: March 18, 2008

Article ID : 949950
Last Review : March 24, 2008
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This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated March 18, 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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Issues that the hotfix package fixes

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

• You enable the Confirm file format conversion on open option in Word 2007. When you double-click a newly created .docx file on the desktop, the Convert File dialog box appears.

Note This problem occurs because the .docx file is a zero-byte file. The file is not a valid Word .docx file.

• When you save a .docx file as an .rtf file, some characters in Office Math Markup Language (OMML) equations are changed.

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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 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 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.

Download information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Office-kb949950-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 12.0.6300.5000 15,850,056 11-Mar-2008 21:22 x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Word.msp Not Applicable 13,222,912 12-Mar-2008 03:32 Not Applicable
Wordconv.msp Not Applicable 6,249,984 12-Mar-2008 03:32 Not Applicable
Contents of the Word.msp file
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Msword.olb 12.0.6300.5000 768,024 07-Dec-2007 01:05 x86
Winword.exe 12.0.6300.5000 349,720 12-Dec-2007 23:54 x86
Wwlib.dll 12.0.6306.5000 17,490,456 06-Mar-2008 06:39 x86
Contents of the Wordconv.msp file
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Wordcnv.dll 12.0.6306.5000 4,280,344 06-Mar-2008 06:36 x86
Wrd12exe.exe 12.0.6300.5000 24,584 13-Dec-2007 01:08 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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