Irrespective of whatever Microsoft says, if you take a look at the existing issues, you'll find a plethora of problems and feel that fixed issues are nowhere close to the expected number of issues that should have been fixed with the latest update. Let us take a look at some of the most common Office 2007 Service Pack 2 problems.
Long Time Required for Installation and Trouble in Launching SP2 Directly
The Service Pack 2 was tested on the desktop of Windows XP by running the “Standard edition" of various MS Office features. Besides taking several minutes for installation, it was found that installation also required a restart. In certain cases, it had to be launched by opening a document of Office SP3.
Indent/Graphic Misalignments and Disappearance of Formulae from the Cell
Files pertaining to MS Word-processing files seem to be in order with the exception of indents and graphics not being in the correct position once in a while. Apart from a misaligned graphic or indent, there is a possibility of encountering disappearance of formulae from the cell coupled with miscalculation, which is often noticed on opening the Microsoft Office spreadsheets.
Problems in Accessing Global Address List, Sending Data to OneNote, and Stopping Alerts to Outlook Desktop
It is difficult to access the Global Address List as well as to access OneNote due to the disappearance of the "Send to OneNote" option and stop alerts to Outlook Desktop. At the time of release of Office 2007 SP2, more than ten changes or bugs had been declared. With the latest release, MS claims to have addressed these issues, but the SP2 users aren't really impressed by their currently useless claims.
Horrendous Speed of Outlook Start-Up and Shut-Down
Hoping for an increase in the speed of Outlook? You must be dreaming! Outlook seems to be loading forever. While moving from message to message in the window, the speed is very slow. When the program is shut down, the processes keep running for minutes before moving to scan post or to move to the post file.
Problems in Opening Publisher 2007 Documents and Operating with MS Access 2007
Many times, folks have encountered an ugly message---Publisher cannot open the file---while the computer displays error code 1100009. And, users faced several errors in using MS Access as well.
Surely, these may not be intentional from Microsoft, but no mention of most of these problems has ever found a place in the company’s blog.