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Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office XP. This update refreshes the dictionary of words that are referenced by Microsoft Office XP SP-1. Some of the areas of improvement include the following:
Note This Public Update is part of the Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2), but for your convenience the Public Update also is available individually, as described in the "More Information" section. If you already applied Office XP SP-2, you do not have to apply this Public Update.
For additional information, click the following article number about the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP to view the article about the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )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 Office XP Speller UpdateThis update requires that Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1) be installed.
For additional information about obtaining and installing Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307843If you installed Microsoft Office XP from CD-ROM, follow these steps to download and install the client update:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307843/EN-US/ )OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 1
For more information about the Client Patch, click the link below for the Office Tools on the Web article.
Administrative UpdateIf you installed Microsoft Office XP 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 InstalledThis update replaces the Mssp3en.lex, Mssp3ena.lex, and Msspell3.dll files.
To determine whether this update has been applied, verify that the version of Msspell3.dll is 188.8.131.5215. To verify the properties of Msspell3.dll, find Msspell3.dll. By default, this file is located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ProofAfter you find Msspell3.dll, right-click the file, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
Note If this update was already applied, you receive the following message when you try to install the Office XP Speller Update: April 25, 2002:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.
Article ID: 320664 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.0