Microsoft releases Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010
Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010
There are versions for both Office 2010 32-bit and 64-bit. Be sure to download the correct version.
One of the links there also takes you to an Excel file that summarizes the changes.
Here are a few highlights. These are all descriptions of bugs that have been fixed.
Problems that SP1 fixes in PowerPoint
- When you try to open certain files that contain OLE objects, a file repair dialog box opens.
- After you turn on inking to annotate slides in PowerPoint, the pen cursor reverts to a pointer during every animation and transition, and inking capabilities are not automatically restored.
- When you export slides into pictures, certain sizes of slides have black borders at the right side and at the bottom.
- The program cannot repair and open some files that PowerPoint 2003 and PowerPoint 2007 could repair and open.
- When the "Use Presenter View" option on the Slide Show tab is turned on, Presenter View is displayed by default on the secondary monitor instead of the primary monitor. Therefore, private information may be displayed by projector to the audience. After this fix, "Use Presenter View" changes the slide show display screen to the next available monitor instead of the primary monitor. Then, Presenter View is displayed on the presenter's primary control screen (for instance, a laptop monitor) instead of being projected to the audience.
- PowerPoint slideshows that were created in PowerPoint for Mac and that are set to play "on click" (the default setting), do not play at the first click.
- You insert an Excel embedded object that contains VBA code (macros) into a PowerPoint presentation. When you save and then re-open the presentation, the macros cannot be enabled.
- When you use the "Package for CD" Save and Send command, descriptive text is displayed that mistakenly states that the package will include the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to play the presentation.
- When you are using multiple monitors, if you have the PowerPoint editing window open on one monitor and you start the slide show on the other monitor, the mouse pointer disappears when it is moved over the editor. The pointer does not reappear until it is is moved over the slide show view.
- When you programmatically export a PowerPoint slide as a bitmap, black lines appear on the exported image.
- You move to the end of a deck that has more than six slides, and then you move back slide by slide to the beginning. In this scenario, some slides (before the last six) will be stuck in the animation end state and will not play from the beginning of the animation.
- All text disappears from a multi-column text box when you add text to the first column.
Problems SP1 fixes in Excel that may affect PowerPoint
- When an Excel chart in a PowerPoint presentation is inserted into a new presentation through the "Reuse Slides" feature, the chart does not adopt the theme of the target presentation even if "Keep Source Formatting" option is not selected.
- If an Excel 2003 chart or graph object in PowerPoint 2003 uses the accent colors from the color palette, these colors are converted to black when the file is opened in PowerPoint 2010.
- The order of the legend entries that are displayed in the legend of a stack chart that was created in Excel 2003 is reversed when the chart is opened in Excel 2010 if the legend was modified to have a custom position.
- When you open a hyperlink that points to an Excel file (.XLSX format file), the file opens in the "restored" state and the window is not maximized.
- In PowerPoint, the size of the Excel OLE chart object changes after you right-click and then open the chart object by using the Open command on the Chart Object menu.
- A file that has a corrupted chart part is repaired silently. The user is not notified of the problem and prompted to approve the repair.
- Users cannot load certain previously saved Excel OLE objects in Excel 2010.
Problems SP1 fixes in Office that may affect PowerPoint
- A crash occurs when certain third-party spell checkers are used.
- A program crash occurs in a "compounding" language such as Dutch or German when you use the change once button for certain words.
- A crash may occur when you use the Compact command on the Tools menu in Microsoft Clip Organizer.
- You receive a "page is not available" message when you try to download a template or a training course practice document from Office.com.
- Ungrouping a shaperange through VBA does not return ActiveX objects. After this fix, ActiveX objects can be included as selected objects.
- The Compress Pictures button does not compress 8-bit paletted TIFF-format images.
- Microsoft Office programs do not render some metafile images in HTML or binary documents.
- When files are saved in the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), linked images are not saved correctly. When the file is opened, the link is broken.
- Lines and connector shapes in graphical diagrams in Word and PowerPoint documents are printed too thick. This occurs when the lines or the connectors have a line end property (such as an arrow), and the line width is less than 1.0 pt.
- When you use the Insert Object feature to embed a large Excel workbook into PowerPoint 2010, the operation takes a long time.
- When you starting an Office 2010 program for the first time and you select "Enable automatic system updates," the program crashes.
- Office 2010 cannot open ISO Strict files. SP1 enables Office to open Strict Open XML Presentations, Strict Open XML Documents, and Strict Open XML Workbooks that use the new namespaces added to the standard after the release of Office 2010.
- Folder names are not visible in the File Open dialog box when the Black color scheme is used on Windows XP.
- You save a file that contains hyperlinks to different UNC or DFS shares which have a common parent. The hyperlinks are converted to relative paths when the files is saved, which breaks the links.