List of all 2007 Office system Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages
Overview of Service Pack 2 (SP2) improvements
Description of some big areas of improvement that are included in
Microsoft Office Access
Lets you export reports to Microsoft Office Excel.
Supports memo fields in the mailing label wizard for
Fixes issues that occur in the import data wizards, in
report printing and previewing, in macros, in Excel integration, and in date
Includes updates to Access Developer Extensions.
Microsoft Office Excel
Improves the charting mechanism in Excel 2007. This
includes better parity with Office 2003, improved robustness, and targeted
Adds a chart object model to Word and to PowerPoint.
Improves shapes that are surfaced in Excel. This includes
better parity with Office 2003 and targeted performance improvements.
Improves the method by which Excel prints graphical
content, especially when it prints to PCL printers.
Adds conversion rates to the Excel Euro Currency Tools
add-in for the Maltese lira and for the Cypriot pound.
Microsoft Office Groove
Improves Groove 2007 form tools. In particular,
international users in certain locales will benefit from correct interpretation
of spaces for digit grouping in currency values.
Limits the number of file-sharing workspaces to 64 to make
sure that all workspaces can be synchronized. This limit applies only to adding
new file-sharing workspaces. If you already have more than 64 file-sharing
workspaces, you can continue to use them.
Optimizes synchronization reliability.
Microsoft Office InfoPath
Fixes for overall security and stability in InfoPath
Provides improved compatibility between InfoPath forms and
other Microsoft products, such as Groove and Outlook.
Microsoft Office OneNote
Improves SharePoint sync functionality. This helps reduce
the load on SharePoint servers, and it helps produce fewer sync errors.
If the OneNote tray notification icon was previously
dismissed, the icon will now appear in the notification area. Additionally,
this icon can now be dismissed only in the Options dialog box
Adds support for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for
the Japanese language.
Microsoft Office Outlook
Performance improvements that apply to the following
general responsiveness areas:
Startup Removes lengthy operations from initial
Shutdown Makes Outlook exit predictably despite
Folder View and Switch Improves view rendering and
Calendar improvements Improves underlying data
structures and the general reliability of calendar updates.
Data file checks Greatly reduces the number of
scenarios in which you receive the following error message when you start
The data file 'file
name' was not closed properly. This file is being checked for
Users of these Office programs can now open, edit, and save files in the
OpenDocument Text (*.odt), OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods), and OpenDocument
Presentations (*.odp) formats.
Extensible file formats Extensible File Formats:
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint now include a converter interface that lets you
plug third-party custom file formats into these Office programs. A developer
can create a converter for files of a particular extension. When this converter
is installed on a user’s computer, the custom file format effectively behaves
like a built-in file format. Specifically, users can open files of this format
and save them by using the Open or Save UI. They can even set the custom format
as their default file format. For more information, visit the following MSDN
Built-in Save As PDF/XPS support PDF/XPS support is
built into SP2 for Word, for Excel, and for PowerPoint. Users no longer have to
download the add-in separately.
Improves application performance when many graphic objects
are present, especially for Excel 2007.
Fixes several issues that involve the object model. These
fixes let you better achieve parity with Office 2003 when the object model
works with graphical objects.
Increases printing fidelity of graphical objects in many
A new XML-based representation of each SmartArt graphic in
a document is saved with the file to optimize interoperability. This new
feature uses the standard DrawingML markup to describe the visual properties of
the SmartArt graphic.
Improves the Edit Points feature. This enables more
accurate shape editing and increased interoperability with Office
Fixes certain scenarios in which documents in trusted
locations were treated as non-trusted.
Improves several cryptographic or encryption
Provides a method to ignore time stamping
Provides better security warnings when a certificate is
An updated password algorithm that is in sync with the
document ISO requirements.
Provides an ISO-OOXML-compliant password verifier for
Excel, for PowerPoint, and for Word.
Enables smarter AVAPI blocking for encrypted
Service pack removal
2007 Microsoft Office SP2 is the first service pack to
support the removal of client updates through both the command line and the
Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite. The
Service Pack Uninstall Tool is available as a separate download.
For more information about
this tool, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Note This workbook is in the English language. It will not be
translated into any other languages.
Known issues and behavior changes
After you install this service pack, you may notice the following
Chart text object model calls do not work on a sub-string
that is designated by parameters to the Characters object.
The Excel ChartWizard command programmatically exposes incorrect XValues for some
series after the XValue is changed. However, the ChartType property works correctly.
After you apply SP2, the Send to OneNote
2007 option may no longer appear. You can resolve this issue by
running a "repair on Office" operation.
In Outlook, assume that a meeting organizer sends a
meeting request to an attendee by using a POP account. Then, the attendee
responds to the meeting request and types a message in the response. In this
situation, the organizer receive the response, but the message contents may be
In PowerPoint, assume that a section of text that contains
multiple languages is selected. In this situation, the language of that text
selection is reported as English (U.S.) instead of being blank. This is visible
both on the status bar (at the bottom of a PowerPoint window) and in the
Language dialog box.
On a client computer that has certain Help files for 2007 Office programs installed, an additional SP2 entry may be incorrectly displayed in Add or Remove Programs after you install the 2007 Office SP2
You are prompted to convert your document to the Office Open XML format when you save a document in the encrypted binary file format in Word 2007, Excel 2007, or PowerPoint 2007 on a computer that has the 2007 Microsoft Office suite SP 2 installed