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Updates for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help

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  • Version: 1
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help file and the Office Excel 2007 Developer Help file.

  • This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Excel 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.

    By default, excelhelp.msp automatically replaces the current EXCEL.DEV.HXS and EXCEL.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

SHA1: a8d7992c24c17375a0557395d905e1aa64dcc54c
104.22 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    • These downloads work with the following Office programs:
      • Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Installation Instructions

  • To install this download:
    1. Download the excelhelp-en-us.exe file by clicking the Download button at the bottom of this page.
    2. In the dialog box that appears, click Save, and then specify a location on your hard disk for the download file.
      You should download this file if you have access to your original product CD-ROM. You might need to provide the original Office installation source during installation if you previously updated your product.
    3. Quit any Office 2007 programs that you are running.
    4. In Windows Explorer, double-click the excelhelp-en-us.exe file that you saved to your hard disk. Double-click the extracted excelhelp.msp and then follow the instructions on the screen to install the files.
      For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB957242, Description of Updates for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help: November 11, 2008

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