PPT2002: PowerPoint Stops Responding If You Type "ETC." with French (Canada) Spelling

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If you type "ETC." in a PowerPoint slide, and French (Canada) spelling is the default spelling dictionary, PowerPoint stops responding.


There is a problem in the French dictionary file that is included with Office XP.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name
   23-May-2002   15:27                  1,253,912  Mssp3fr.msp
   23-May-2002   17:37                    752,128  Mssp3fr_Admin.msp
   23-May-2002   17:24                      2,897  Readme.txt

After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name
   14-May-2002   10:32           303,183  Mssp3fr.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).


Article ID: 322024 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
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