Error message when you select a cell in a table inside a text box in Word 2000

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SYMPTOMS

When you select a table cell in a table that is inside a text box, you receive an error message similar to the following:
The instruction at "0x300ab8ce" referenced memory at "0x01320000". The memory could not be "read."

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 How to obtain the latest Office 2000 service pack
Important Before you install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3), you must have Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a) installed first. To obtain Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 How to obtain and install the Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a Update

WORKAROUND

To temporarily work around this problem, do one of the following:
  • Use a different document structure. Instead of placing the table inside a text box, use nested tables in Word 2000.
  • Save your document in Rich Text Format (RTF) from Word, close it, and then reopen it. If the problem does not recur, save the document again in Word 2000 format.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in the Word 2000 Security Update: Macro Vulnerability.

MORE INFORMATION

This problem is known to occur with documents that were created in Microsoft Word 7.x for Windows 95. It has not been reproduced with a document created in Word 2000.

For more information about troubleshooting Protection Faults and similar messages in Word, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
236319 Part 1 of "Troubleshooting invalid page faults (IPFs) and exception errors" in Word 2000
236383 Part 2 of "Troubleshooting invalid page faults (IPFs) and exception errors" in Word 2000
236423 Part 3: Troubleshooting invalid page faults (IPFs) and exception errors

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Article ID: 271343 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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