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Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Word 2002. This update includes improvements that were developed as a direct result of customer error reports. This update also prevents Word from running macros without warning because the user has opened a document that has been maliciously modified. Once you have installed this update, you will still be able to use templates, macros in templates, or RTF documents with macros.
This article describes how to download and install the Word 2002 Update: June 21, 2001.
NOTE: This Public Update is part of the Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1), but for your convenience the Public Update also is available individually, as described in the "More Information" section of this article. If you already applied Office XP SP-1, you do not need to apply this Public Update. For additional information about the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/EN-US/ )OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
How to Download and Install the Update
Client UpdateIf you installed Office XP from a CD-ROM, you have two options:
Office Product UpdatesTo have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/default.aspxAfter detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.
Install Only Word 2002 UpdateFollow these steps to download and install the client update:
For more information about the Client Patch, click the link below for the Office Tools on the Web article.
Administrative UpdateIf you installed Word from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update and deploy that update to your computer.
If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
301348This article contains standard instructions for installing an Administrative Public Update.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301348/ )How to install a public update to administrative installations of Office XP
Or, you can see the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:
How to Determine Whether the Public Update Is InstalledThe update affects the file Winword.exe. This product update updates the version of Microsoft Word 2002 to version 10.2930.2625. Click About Microsoft Word on the Help menu in Microsoft Word to determine the version.
Issues Fixed by the UpdateThe update fixes the issues described in the following Knowledge Base articles:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301405/EN-US/ )OAER: Word 2002 Stops Responding When You Insert AutoShape
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300935/EN-US/ )OAER: Outlook Quits Unexpectedly After You Send a Message Using Word Mail
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300937/EN-US/ )OAER: Word 2002 Stops Responding When Function Keys Are Used to Repeat AutoText Insertion
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300428/EN-US/ )WD2002: Heading Numbers Do Not Appear in Table of Contents
302294This update is also described in the following Microsoft security bulletin, "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-034: Malformed Word Document Could Enable Macro to Run Automatically":
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302294/EN-US/ )WD2002: Malformed Word Document Could Enable Macros to Run Automatically