Description of the Word 2007 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix: February 15, 2008

Description of the Word 2007 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix: February 15, 2008

Article ID : 941273
Last Review : April 1, 2008
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This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2007 issues that are fixed in the Word 2007 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated February 15, 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 that are fixed

This hotfix fixes the following issues:

932842 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=932842/) A nested conditional field that contains a DocProperty field or a DocVariable field may not be updated as expected in a header or in a footer in Word 2003
943733 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=943733/) After you merge or split table cells in a Word 2007 document while Track Changes is enabled, the row that contains the cells is not marked as a revision

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

• You select Insert as Hyperlink to insert a file from a mapped network drive in an e-mail message. However, the path is not correctly resolved after the e-mail message is sent in Office Outlook 2007.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To fix this problem, you have to set the following registry entry after you install this hotfix package:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Office 12.0 Word Options UseUNCPathInFileAttachAsHlink

The type for the UseUNCPathInFileAttachAsHlink registry subkey is DWORD, and the value must be set to 1.

Note If this registry entry does not already exist, you must create it.

• Messages that have ink shapes do not include the ink when these messages are printed in Outlook 2007.
• Autorecovery save is enabled with a 10-minute interval when you change another Word option by using the object model in Word 2007.
• Word style numbering is not applied when you copy and paste text into new styles in Word 2007.
• The Always check spelling before sending function does not work in plain text e-mail messages in Outlook 2007.
• If a header in a multisection Word 2007 document is unlinked from the previous header and if this header contains a content control, the content control will be converted to text after the document is saved, closed, and reopened.

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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 package.

Restart information

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you must either create a registry key or modify a registry key.

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-kb941273-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 12.0.6300.5000 11,795,000 28-Jan-2008 17:55 x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Word.msp Not Applicable 13,064,704 28-Jan-2008 18:13 Not Applicable
Contents of the Excel.msp file
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Winword.exe 12.0.6300.5000 349,720 12-Dec-2007 23:54 x86
Wwlib.dll 12.0.6300.5000 17,485,848 12-Dec-2007 23:54 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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