Issues that are fixed in Word 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office 2003 that contains fixes for Microsoft Office Word 2003.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Word 2003. Office 2003 SP2 contains security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with Office 2003 SP2 were previously released in Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or in separate updates. Office 2003 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update. For more information about Office 2003 SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887616 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2

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Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the Word 2003 issues that are fixed by Office 2003 SP2.

Note The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Office2003_SP2Changes.exe package now. Release Date: September 27, 2005

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Fixes in the service pack that require that you configure a registry key

When it is appropriate, Microsoft provides fixes that use registry keys. You can use these registry keys to enable, disable, or configure the functionality of a fix. By default, some fixes may be disabled. You may have to configure a registry key to enable a fix.

The following article contains information about the fixes that require that you configure a registry key:

906600 Fixes in Office 2003 SP2 that require that you configure a registry key

List of issues that the service pack fixes

Issues that were previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP2 fixes the Word 2003 issues that are described in the following hotfix packages:

838899 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: August 20, 2004
840656 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: August 20, 2004
843606 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 17, 2004
843614 Description of the text converters for the English version of Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: August 31, 2004
883932 Description of the Office 2003 Financial Symbol smart tag post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 2, 2004
883946 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 3, 2004
885255 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004
885831 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 17, 2004
885880 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 27, 2004
885929 Description of the Excel 2003 and Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004
886791 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 1, 2004
887824 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 18, 2004
888242 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 1, 2004
889078 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 12, 2004
890213 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 18, 2004
890471 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 29, 2004
890932 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 14, 2004
891437 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004
892399 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 19, 2005
892555 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 22, 2005
893219 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 31, 2005
893604 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 7, 2005
894262 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 14, 2005
895121 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 9, 2005
895247 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 7, 2005
895481 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11, 2005
896095 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 19, 2005
896271 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 28, 2005
896604 Description of the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: April 6, 2005
896606 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: April 7, 2005
896610 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: April 4, 2005
897250 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: April 21, 2005
898452 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: April 28, 2005

Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP2 also fixes the following Word 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

The date and time information for tracked changes is not removed when you save a document

Consider the following scenario. You use Word 2003 to open a document that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Word. The Word document contains tracked changes. Then, you turn on the Remove personal information from file properties on save feature and then save the document. When you reopen the document, the date and time information for the tracked changes is not removed.


Some of the changes in a Word document are not accepted when text is pasted from an e-mail message

Consider the following scenario. You turn on the Mark my comments with feature in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. Additionally, you compose a reply to an e-mail message. Then, you copy the text from the reply message and then paste the text into a new Word document. If you click Accept All Changes in Document on the Reviewing toolbar, some of the changes are not accepted.


The startup task pane opens every time that you start Word

You turn off the startup task pane feature in Word 2003. However, when you quit and then restart Word 2003, the startup task pane opens. This problem may occur if the DoNotDismissFileNewTaskPane registry value is set to 1.


The <Body> tags are removed when you delete a blank line above a table that is located in a protected section

You insert a table in a protected section of a Word 2003 .xml document. If you try to delete a blank line above the table, the <Body> tags in the protected section are removed.


The AutoOpen macro and the Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System customizations do not run when a document is open in a separate window in Internet Explorer

You create a Word 2003 document that contains an AutoOpen macro and Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System customizations. If you open the document in a new window in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the AutoOpen macro and the Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System customizations do not run.


You cannot save a document or close Word after you click a hyperlink that links to an open document in Word 2003

You modify a Word document that is contained on a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web site. If you click a hyperlink in Internet Explorer that links to the same Word document that is currently open, the focus shifts to the open Word document. When you try to save the document or close Word, you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Microsoft Office Word

(path\Content.MSO\filename.mht)


The tracked changes in a Rich Text Format document reappear after you accept the changes

Consider the following scenario. You open a Rich Text Format (.rtf) document that contains tracked changes in Word 2003. Additionally, you accept all the changes in the document. Then, you save and close the document. When you reopen the .rtf document, the tracked changes reappear.


You receive the "A table in this document has become corrupted" error message when you open a document

You use Word 2003 to open a Word document that contains a table. Then, you save and close the document. Several seconds after you reopen the document in Word 2003, you receive the following error message:
A table in this document has become corrupted.


Several characters are selected when you click in a paragraph

You open a Word 2003 document that contains a macro that uses the XMLSelectionChange event. If you click in a paragraph and then click in a second paragraph, several characters are selected.


You receive an "InfoPath cannot create a new, blank form" error message when you try to create a new form

Consider the following scenario. You install Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003. Additionally, you start and then quit the viewer. Then, you install Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003. If you start InfoPath 2003 and then try to create a new form, the form is not created. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
InfoPath cannot create a new, blank form.
This problem does not occur if you install InfoPath 2003 before you install Word Viewer 2003.

Error signature details

When you use Word 2003, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Microsoft Office Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that is similar to one of the following error signatures.
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Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000cc74f
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00004b5dd
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0001f718f
Winword.exe11.0.6113.0Winword.exe11.0.6113.000008720
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000086f0
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00018b0d5
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.000008820
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.0003a38de
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.00018b782
Winword.exe11.0.6113Msvcrt.dll7.0.2600.110600033283
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.00004973c
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000bdd29
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Ara3032.cnv2002.0.4527.00000a4f6
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Ara3032.cnv2002.0.4527.000026177
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00003e118
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0003d9f08
Winword.exe11.0.6113.0Msstko32.dll3.0.0.550300022c1f
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Metconv.dll11.0.5117.000006abb
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.000008898
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000085ab
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Mso.dll11.0.5606.0000b9645
Winword.exe11.0.6409Mso.dll11.0.6408.0002920d0
Winword.exe11.0.6113.0Mso.dll11.0.6252.000242ad5
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.000063c66
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Kstrecog.dll1.0.2627.00000760d
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000395575
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.000394fd4
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0002a9bde
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00007e81b
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.00007e485
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000473cd
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000036a34
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00003aba2
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Intlname.dll11.0.5315.00002d3d2
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Intlname.dll11.0.6016.00002d3e2
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000085a2
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000085ab
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000032a71
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000032a80
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000032a6f
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000032fee
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000032a86
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000033006
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000035072
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.0008fd94d
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000164177
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.000326c80
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.00016767c
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.00032a912
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0000085a2
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.0000086d2
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00031f2e8
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.00031a212
Winword.exe11.0.4920.5Gdi32.dll5.1.2600.1106000180e1


Additionally, other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible.

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Article ID: 906338 - Last Review: March 28, 2006 - Revision: 1.4
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