Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

An update for the popular suite of office tools that increases security and functionality

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    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

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  • Program license:Free

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 is an update released by the Microsoft Corporation to fix errors and system glitches arising from the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. According to Microsoft Support, Service Pack 3 addresses two categories of issues. These include fixes not released in prior service packs, as well as general product support and all updates released through September of 2011.

Specific problems addressed by Service Pack 3 include increases in stability, performance, and security. Key features of Service Pack 3 are specific updates related to Microsoft Excel 2007, error message displays, and the addition of Harvard Anglia, IEEE, APA Sixth Edition, and MLA Seventh Edition to Word 2007’s “Citations and Bibliography” section. Updates and solutions to issues with the French Thesaurus, Outlook calendar, and encryption issues are also addressed in this service pack.

One advantage of downloading Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 is that the updates are cumulative. The updates from Service Pack 1 and 2 are included in Service Pack 3, so there is no need to download the prior service packs before downloading this latest update. However, users should be cautious as there are known issues that can occur when downloading Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3. For a detailed description, Microsoft Support provides a list with troubleshooting tips.

Service Pack 3 offers many needed fixes for Microsoft Office 2007. You should consider this update if you have:

• Microsoft Office Basic 2007

• Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

• Microsoft Office Professional 2007

• Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

• Microsoft Office Small Business 2007

• Microsoft Office Standard 2007

• Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

Here are some advantages and disadvantages to consider.


• Includes all previous service pack updates

• Fixes problems regarding stability, performance and security

• Is free to download

• Is an official update provided by Microsoft


• Has known technical issues

• Requires a separate download to un-install

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