Description of the Word 2000 SR-1 update: October 16, 2002

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Summary

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Word 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1). This update prevents users from unintentionally updating links to external data in Microsoft Word documents, including e-mail messages that use Word as the e-mail editor in Microsoft Outlook. Additionally, this update corrects other issues in Microsoft Word 2000.

This article describes how to download and install the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002.

For additional information about the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack

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How to Download and Install the Update

The Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 requires that Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) is installed on your computer. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack

Client Update

If you installed Word from a CD-ROM, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that includes all available service packs and public updates.
    -or-
  • Install only the Word 2000 SR-1 Update, by following the steps described later in this article.
NOTE: Microsoft recommends that you install the client update by using the Office Product Updates Web site. The Office Product Updates Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Office and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Office installation is completely up-to-date.

Office Product Updates Web Site

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 the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002

Follow these steps to download and install the client update:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    Click here to download the Client Update
  2. Click Save to save the Wrd0902.exe file to the selected folder.
  3. In Windows Explorer, double-click wrd0902.exe.
  4. Click Yes if you receive a prompt to install the update.
  5. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  6. Insert your Office 2000 CD-ROM if prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  7. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.
NOTE: After you install the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002, you cannot remove it. The Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 changes the default behavior of some Word fields. If you want the Word fields to behave as they did before you installed the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002, set the FieldCalcSecurityLevel registry key to 0. For additional information about the 'FieldCalcSecurityLevel' registry key, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330079 WD: How the Behavior of the Word Fields Changes After You Install the Word Update
For more information about the client update, click the following link for the Office Tools on the Web article:
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/wrd0902.aspx

Administrative Update

If you installed Word 2000 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. Locate 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 wrd0902a.exe.
  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:\wrd0902a, and then click OK.
  6. Click Yes when you receive the prompt to create the folder.
  7. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, click Run, and then type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\wrd0902a\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    where Admin Path is the path to the administrative installation point (for example, C:\Word2000),

    where MSI File is the .msi database package (for example, Data1.msi), and

    where MSP File is the name of the public administrative installation update (for example, WINWORD_Admin.msp).
  8. To deploy the update on the client workstations, click Start, click Run, and then type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /i admin path\MSI file REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomus
    where admin path is the path to your administrative installation point (for example, C:\Word2000), and

    where MSI file is the MSI database package (for example, Data1.msi).

    NOTE: To reinstall all Office components on the client computer, use REINSTALL=ALL.
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and deploy to client workstations, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304165 OFF2000: How to Install a Public Update to an Administrative Installation
This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.

Or, you can see the following article in the Microsoft Office Resource Kit:
Microsoft Office Resource Kit

How to Determine Whether the Update Is Installed

The Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 affects the Word.exe file. The Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 updates the version of Word 2000 that is installed on your computer to version 9.0.0.6926. To determine the version of Microsoft Word that is installed on your computer, follow these steps.

NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type winword.exe, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click winword.exe, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the version of Word that is on your computer.
For additional information about how to determine the version of Word 2000 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
255275 How to determine the version of your Office 2000 program
NOTE: If the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

The Behavior Changes That Occur in the Word Fields When You Install the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002

For additional information about the Word fields behavior after you install the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002, the 'FieldCalcSecurityLevel' registry key that effects Word field behavior, and how the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 affects Automation, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330079 WD: How the Behavior of the Word Fields Changes After You Install the Word Update

Issues Fixed by the Update

The Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
320536 WD2000: Overview of Word 2000 Update: April 25, 2002
319052 FIX: Unable to Change a Link to an Embedded Excel Workbook in a Word 2000 Document
242072 WD2000: Field Text Truncated When Merging or Inserting Database
204542 WD2000: Incorrect Results When You Perform Mail Merge with Excel Data Source
316270 WD2000: "Unknown Character" Error Message or Result of Zero When Field Contains E or N Character
319584 WD2000: An Extra Paragraph Mark Is Added When You Update Database Fields
The Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002 fixes the following issues that were previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Security: Users May Unintentionally Update Links to External Data in Word Documents

Users may unintentionally update links to external data in Word documents, including e-mail messages that use Word as the e-mail editor in Outlook.

For additional information about this issue documented in the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-059, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330008 MS02-059: Flaw in Word Fields and Excel External Updates May Lead to Information Disclosure

Word Quits When You Make Long DDE Connections

Word quits unexpectedly when you try to make a Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) connection with a connection string that is longer than 255 characters.

Word Stops Responding If Style Sheet Data Is Corrupted or Damaged

If the Word style sheet information is corrupted or damaged, Word may stop responding.

Security Update: The 'Yes' Option in the Security Dialog Box Is Always Selected

By default, the Yes option in the Security dialog box is selected when you double-click an embedded object.

Security Update: Incorrect File Length

A Word file may be read as the incorrect length.

Error That References the Winword.exe File Occurs on a Computer with Microsoft Works Installed

If you use Word on a computer that has Microsoft Works installed, Word may report an error that references the Winword.exe file.

WD2000: JPN: Word Stops Responding When You Open a Microsoft Word 97 or Microsoft Word 98 Document in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Word may stop responding when you open a Word 97 or Word 98 document in Internet Explorer on a computer with the Japanese version of Word 2000 installed.

WD2000: Error Message When You Select a Custom Menu in a User Template for the First Time

When you select a custom menu that is stored in a user template for the first time in Word, you may receive the following error message:
The macro cannot be found or has been disabled because of your Macro security settings.

PPT2000: Word Stops Responding When You Set the Embedded Word Table Properties and Call the 'Close' Method of the Object

When you use Microsoft PowerPoint to set embedded Word Table properties and then call the Close method of the object, Word may stop responding.

WD2000: "This Feature Is Disabled..." Error Message When You Set a Double Border on a Table

When you apply a double border to a table in Word 2000 in a document that was created in Microsoft Word 6.0 or Microsoft Word 95, and the save options in Word are set to Word 6.0 or Word 95, you may receive the following error message:
This feature is disabled because it is not compatible with Microsoft Word 6.0/95.

WD2000: Word May Stop Responding or Generate an Error Message After You Click a Hyperlink in a Word Document That You Opened in Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you click a hyperlink in a Word document that links to another Word document after you open it in Internet Explorer, Word may stop responding or generate an error message.

WD2000: JPN: Browser Stops Responding When You Display a Word Document in Iframe

When you use the Japanese version of Word 2000 on a computer running Microsoft Windows XP and you view a Microsoft Word document in an HTML iframe or frame in Internet Explorer, your browser may stop responding and your document may not appear. Additionally, the Winword.exe file process may cause CPU usage of 100 percent.

WD2000: Page Numbers Change When You Use the 'Protect document for Comments' Option

If you click Protect Document on the Tools menu, and then select Comments under Protect document for in Word 2000, the page numbers of your document may be changed.

WD2000: Word Stops Responding When You Scroll in a Word 2000 Document While in Print Preview

When you scroll in a Word 2000 document while in Print Preview, Word stops responding.

NOTE: This issue occurs if the Word 2000 document was converted from Word 97, and a new Word 2000 template was applied to the document.

REFERENCES

For more information about the Word 2002 SP-1 Update: October 16, 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
329748 Description of the Word 2002 Service Pack 2 update: October 16, 2002

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