Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package (Oart.msp, Oartconv.msp): December 16, 2008

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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
This article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issues that are fixed in the Office 2007 hotfix package that is dated December 16, 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 packages.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.


This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you apply certain picture styles in Microsoft Office Excel 2007, clip art shrinks to a small image in the upper-left corner of the Picture Styles frame.
  • Certain fonts that are used in Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations are not displayed as expected when you open the presentations in PowerPoint 2007.
  • In PowerPoint 2007, the edit points in a freeform shape are not positioned exactly when you try to drag-and-drop them to a new exact location.
  • In PowerPoint 2007, you receive the following error message when you try to update an Excel chart that is stored in an HTTP location:
    The linked file is not available
    This issue occurs even if the linked location is valid.
This hotfix fixes the following issue:
  • 960494


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.


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.For this hotfix to be enabled, follow the steps provided in this section to add the AliasedDMToMetafilePlus registry entry.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New , and then click DWORD Value .
  4. Type AliasedDMToMetafilePlus , and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click AliasedDMToMetafilePlus , and then click Modify .
  6. In the Value data box, type 1 , and then click OK .
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

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 issue that is 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.

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Oart.mspNot Applicable16,293,37604-Dec-200819:40Not Applicable
Oartconv.mspNot Applicable8,830,46404-Dec-200819:40Not Applicable
Oart.msp information
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Oartconv.msp information
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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


Article ID: 960310 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
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