Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) now available to download

By Tom Warren, on 26th Oct 11 2:41 pm with 20 Comments

Microsoft’s third and final service pack for Office 2007 is now available to download.

Service Pack 3 contains a roll-up of all 2007 Cumulative and Public Updates since Service Pack 2. Microsoft says it plans to include additional fixes for issues discovered during the life cycle of Office 2007 Service Pack 2. SP3 will include the following fixes:

  • Documents that require custom security trimming are not returned from alert search queries, even if the user who created the alert could see and query for these documents.
  • Non-Unicode characters in certain error message strings now display correctly.
  • Four new bibliography styles are now available in the “Word Citations & Bibliography” feature: Harvard Anglia, IEEE, APA Sixth Edition, and MLA Seventh Edition.
  • Chinese New Year holiday is now included in the Outlook calendar for Singapore.
  • Fixes an issue in which Excel 2007 sometimes crashes when you open an Excel workbook previously saved in a newer version of Excel. This occurs if the file uses a new feature that is not available in the 2007 Office system.
  • Fixes issues with the Pre and Post Reform rules in the French Thesaurus.
  • Fixes an issue in which encryption settings are not configurable when they are used with a file format compatibility pack converter and Office 2003 or an earlier version of Office.
  • Fixes an issue in which a crash sometimes occurs when an Excel workbook is opened in Excel and then previewed by using the Windows Explorer preview pane feature.
  • Fixes an issue in which Excel Slicers and Ribbon customizations are lost when an XLSX file is first saved as an ODS file, and then saved as an XLSX file in Excel 2007.
  • phil jay

    hehe funny.. completely forgot there was an office07

    • Sebastiaan Den Boer

      I still use it , however, I’d buy Office 2010 right away. The only thing stopping me is waiting for Windows 8 with Office 2012.

    • Thu Win

      Or because its cost you an arm and a limb to upgrade something that has very little change (version 2007 and 2010 is “too close” an upgrade).  Perhaps version 2007 and 2012.  I upgraded from version 2003 to 2007 just 2 years ago (just when I bought my PC with new Windows 7 OS) so too soon to upgrade for me.

    • Abiddine

      Look of something doesnot tell one anything about its inner features.

  • Anonymous

    I sometimes think of Office 2007 as the Vista of Office.  It wasn’t a bad release, but people complained about the new ribbon UI and other changes.  Office 2010, like Win 7, is just more polished and people are now starting to appreciate the new UI.  Wonder what we have in store for 2012.

    • Frylockns86

      Metro! =D

  • Joe Sixgig

    I’m just hoping for an Office 2010 service pack that allows me to select a group of objects in Word using a selection rectangle, and that allows me to use the back of my tablet pen to erase pen annotations across all Office programs. Is that too much to ask?

    • Seth_p

      You won’t see that in an SP lol, nice wishing though. Here’s to Office 2012!

  • Louis Sandiford

    Unsure why people harbour ill feelings towards ’07, but love ’10? Did I get a bad copy, or does anyone else think they’re very similar – and that ’07 looks prettier?

    • Thu Win

      I agree.  I used the 2010 trial and hated the way you are jumped from your document to a full screen menu when you press the “Office” button.  I prefer the non-fullscreen menu of 2007 and almost all Windows 7 apps (like Paint, Windows Live Movie Maker, etc).

  • JAG

    I downloaded three yesterday afternoon…
    MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3
    Powerpoint View 2007 SP3
    The 2007 MS Office Suite SP3

    • Thu Win

      I downloaded since yesterday evening on my Windows 7 machine.

    • YouTube to MP3

      Do yo

    • Thu Win

      What I mean I downloaded Microsoft Office SP3, not Office 2010.

  • Thu Win

    Isn’t the 2010 version of Office looks similiar or EXACTLY the same as version 2007?  I STILL use 2007 and isn’t the 2007 extended support till 2017?  Just like XP the 2007 version will STILL get security patches.

    Also, why change something and waste money to upgrade when the existing word processing software still works? I still use tons of legacy products, especially those that are non subscription and are “buy once, use forever”, like Inspiration 7.6 (“latest” version is version 9).

  • Simplycani

    Office 2012 ?

  • Anonymous

    I cannot install this, it seems to fail regardless of Windows Update or manual download

  • SK

    This is failing when I try to install as well

  • George2

    I’d be obliged to learn if anyone encountered this problem:  I’m running office 2003 and windows7 pro.  Windows update prompted installation of Office 2007 SP3. After installation and reboot my HDMI monitor went black.  The only work-around solution was to unplug HDMI monitor & to plug in my backup VGA monitor and to uninstall Office 2007 Service Pack 3.  Everything has been OK since, however, I still get the “important update” prompt which lists Office 2007 SP3 as an update.    

  • M Zembrzuski

    I have downloaded Office 2007 SP3 using a WIN 7 64 laptop and I am now having trouble with excel. No longer can I double click on a spreadsheet file that is part of an Outlook email and have that file open. I cannot even open that file by double clicking after saving the file to a system drive. I have to open a blank spreadsheet and drag the saved file to that open spreadsheet…..then it opens fine.