Description of the Office XP Speller update: April 25, 2002

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Summary

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:
  • Surnames, street names, and company names
  • Computer terms and communications technology terms
  • Geographical place names and language names
  • Improved quality of replacement suggestions
This update also adds more city names to the English dictionary in Office.

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:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

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How to Download and Install the Update

Client Update

If you installed Office XP from a CD-ROM, you have two options:
  • Use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all of the latest updates that includes all available Service Packs and Public Updates.
  • Install only public update by using the steps described below.
Both options require that you have your Office XP CD-ROM available throughout the installation process.

Office Product Updates

To 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.aspx
After 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 Update

This 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:
307843 OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 1
If you installed Microsoft Office XP from CD-ROM, follow these steps to download and install the client update:
  1. Use your Web browser to visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    Click here to download the Client Update
  2. Click Download Now. Click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
  3. Click Save to save the Oxpsu01.exe file to the selected folder.
  4. In Windows Explorer, double-click Oxpsu01.exe.
  5. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  7. Insert your Office XP CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  8. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install the public update, you cannot uninstall it.

For more information about the Client Patch, click the link below for the Office Tools on the Web article.
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/Oxpsu01.aspx

Administrative Update

If 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:
  1. Browse to the following Microsoft Web site:
    Click here to download the Administrative Update
  2. Download the file to your desktop.
  3. In Windows Explorer, double-click the Oxpsu01a.exe file.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. In the Please type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type C:\oxpsu01a, and then click OK.
  6. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
  7. Click Start and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /a admin path\MSI file /p C:\folder listed above\admin msp file name SHORTFILENAMES=1
    where admin path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), and

    where MSI file is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi).
  8. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /i admin path\MSI file REINSTALL=list of features REINSTALLMODE=vomus
    where admin path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), and

    where MSI file is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi).
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301348 How to install a public update to Administrative installations of Office XP
This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.

Or, you can see the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/Oxpsu01a.htm

How to Determine Whether the Public Update Is Installed

This 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 1.1.0.6215. 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\Proof
After 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.

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Article ID: 320664 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002
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