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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you open a text file (*.txt) in Microsoft Excel 2002, the Text Import Wizard may list an incorrect file origin (for example: Chinese Simplified, Japanese, or Cyrillic).
Service Pack InformationThis problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3. To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack
Part 1: Download and install the hotfixA 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:
The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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.
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
Date Time Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 24-May-2003 00:04 4,817,040 Excelop.msp (Client Update) 24-May-2003 01:14 16,584,900 Excelff.msp (Full-file Update)
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------- 23-May-2003 02:38 10.0.5320.0 9177672 Excel.exe
Important information before you install the hotfix
Part 2: Activate the updateWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To activate this hotfix, follow these steps:
Note In step 8, type the code page that you want. For example, type 1252 for Western European Languages. Make sure that you set the base to decimal.
For more information about supported code pages, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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 Office XP Service Pack 3.