I have a query concerning your comments in the Office 14 (2010) thread regarding using the OI to create hotpacks, specifically the section as follows -
"- [Note on using the OI with Office 2010] The OI v1.1 has a limitation of the old 5 digit KBXXXXX article number, verses the 6 digits with the new ones. This has led to the OI putting valid hotfixes into the obsolete folder. Here is what i recommend you do;......".
I have posted here as the query concerns whether the 5 digit/6 digit problem mentioned above will affect a hotpack created for Office 2007 from your most recent update of the Office Updates Downloader. I have previously successfully integrated SP3 and one of your previous hotpacks to my Office 2007 source, but this is the first time I have used the Office Updates Downloader to create a new current setup disk. I successfully downloaded the current updates pertaining to Office 2007 (36 in total) using the Downloader, and then proceeded to combine them into a hotpack using the Office Integrator.
That hotpack creation went smoothly with no problems, but I have not yet gone ahead and integrated it into the Office 2007 source, for the reason that more than half of the hotfixes in the November 2012 update for Office 2007 also have KB numbers exceeding the 5 digit limitation. I am also creating an updated install disk for Office 2010, which is how I came to notice your comments above regarding hotpack creation.
I realise that I could simply proceed with the 2007 integration, and then check the contents of the Updates folder afterwards to verify whether all hotfixes were integrated (i.e. appear as msp's in the Updates folder), but I am intrigued as to why the excess digit problem caution has only been made in respect of Office 2010, given that the limitation is implicit in the Integrator itself. I must confess that I have not previously done an Office 2010 integration so there may well be some things I am not aware of.
As to my first use of the Office Updates Downloader, I must say it went well and it certainly promises to make things easier for the future, and so I offer my compliments and thanks.