XL2002: Excel Data Changes Font Format After You Edit the Excel Data in Word

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SYMPTOMS

If you paste Excel data in a Microsoft Word document, and then you edit the Excel data, the font format of the data may change.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if you paste the Excel data as a Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object.

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.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 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

Part 1: Download and Install the Update

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The Global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size        File name
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   11-Feb-2003  18:26   2,411,872  Excelop.msp   (Client Patch)
   08-Feb-2003  00:11  15,011,168  Excelff.msp   (Full File Patch)

After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date          Time       Version       Size        File name     
   ------------------------------------------------------------
   27-Jan-2003   19:54:34   10.0.4817.0   8,888,320   Excel.exe
				

Part 2: Activate the Update

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To activate this update, follow these steps:
  1. Quit Excel.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel\Options
  5. With the Options key selected, on the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type QFE_Boston, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click QFE_Boston, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 1 and then click OK.
  9. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
This fix is a post-Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2) fix. To install the fix, you must have Office XP SP-2 installed. For additional information about Office XP SP-2, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325671 OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
Additionally, you may have to install Windows Installer 2.0 to install this fix. For additional information about the Windows Installer requirement for post-Office XP SP-2 fixes, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330537 OFFXP: Office XP Updates and Patches Released After September 2002 May Require Windows Installer 2.0

STATUS

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 Office XP Service Pack 3.

Properties

Article ID: 814020 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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