This article describes the Microsoft Excel 2002 issues that
are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix package that
is dated July 11, 2003.
Issues That Are Fixed in the Hotfix Package
The following issues are fixed in this hotfix package. These
issues were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base
- The ChangeLink Method Does Not Behave As Excepted
Not all array formulas that contain external Microsoft
Excel links are changed when you use the Microsoft Visual Basic for
Applications (VBA) ChangeLink method.
- The Range.Calculate or the Selection.Calculate Methods Fail After You Update Links to a Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Server
Excel does not calculate ranges in a workbook when the Range.Calculate or the Selection.Calculate methods are called. This issue occurs after you open and update
any workbook with DDE links.
Service Pack Information
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft 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:
How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
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: 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 optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Office XP
Service Pack 2 (SP-2) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP
additional information about Office XP SP-2, click the following article number
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
- The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft
Windows Installer 2.0 or later.
For additional information about the Windows
Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OFFXP: Office XP updates and
patches released after September 2002 may require Windows Installer
- The full-file version of this hotfix is also the
administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the
hotfix with Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1). However, Microsoft has
not tested this fix on Office XP SP-1 to the same extent as on Office XP
Service Pack 2 (SP-2). If you install this hotfix on a computer with Office XP
SP-1 installed, some file conflicts might occur. Microsoft supports this
configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.
You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix package is replaced by a later hotfix package.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 2
hotfix package: August 10, 2003
You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to activate
any hotfixes that are contained in this hotfix package.
Hotfix File Information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct
the issues that this article lists. This hotfix package may not contain all the
package files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest
The global version of this hotfix 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
in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name
11-Jul-2003 21:33 16,570,224 Excelff.msp (full-file/administrative)
11-Jul-2003 20:17 4,711,236 Excelop.msp (optimized)
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of
this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following
Date Time Version Size File name
09-Jul-2003 22:19 10.0.5508.0 9,177,656 Excel.exe
For more information about hoe to install this hotfix, see the
Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when
correcting software after it is released, click the following article number to
view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 823338 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.2
- Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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