SAP shipped support for IE 8 and Office 2007 Formats with SAP GUI SP 13

Hi All,

SAP released SP13 for SAP GUI beginning of May. With this service pack SAP announced two important updates:

· Support of IE 8 in SAP GUI, see SAP note 66971

“Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is supported by SAP GUI for Windows 7.10 as of patch level 13.”

· Support for Office 2007 files (*.docx and *.xlsx)


Support from Office Integration for Office 2007 files (*.docx, *.xlsx) format.

Other terms

Office Integration, Office 2007, Support, .docx, .xlsx.

Reason and Prerequisites

With new changes done in SAP Office Integration, both old .DOC & .XLS as well as new *.DOCX & *.XLSX files of MS Office will be supported.

Previously from SAP Office Integration it was only possible to work with compound document formats. As new Microsoft Office 2007 (*.docx, *.xlsx) files are non-compound document, it was not possible for SAP Office Integration to support the same. Now *.DOCX and *.XLSX format are also supported.