Excel 2003 hotfix package: February 29, 2004

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Summary

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 issues that are fixed in the Excel 2003 hotfix package that is dated February 29, 2004.

Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

The following issues are fixed in this hotfix package:
  • 831824 Multilevel subtotals are in the wrong position in Excel 2002 and Excel 2003
  • 835234 Error message when you try to save a workbook that was opened from a mapped drive location in Excel 2003
  • 834681 You may receive "The command you selected is not available from this shortcut" error message when you use the Open dialog box or the Save dialog box in Excel 2003
  • 834521 The FORECAST, STEYX, SLOPE and INTERCEPT functions cause different results in Excel 2003 than in earlier versions of Excel
  • 834520 The RAND function returns negative numbers in Excel 2003
  • 832334 Excel 2003 stops responding or you receive an error message when you open an XML spreadsheet
  • 834009 The font style of text that is contained in a Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object may change in Word and in PowerPoint
The following issues are also fixed in this hotfix package but were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you double-click an embedded Excel 2003 Chart in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 to edit the chart in-place, and then click back into your PowerPoint slide, the aspect ratio of the chart changes (for example, a pie chart may become oval-shaped) and the font of the text in the chart changes to a different font.
  • When you use a custom list in Excel 2003 on a computer that has German (Switzerland) regional settings, the custom list may not contain German values.
  • When you delete cells in an Excel 2003 worksheet, and then press SHIFT+F9 to recalculate the worksheet, Excel may quit unexpectedly.
  • When you use the Range.Calculate method or the Selection.Calculate method in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro to update a range of cells in an Excel 2003 worksheet, the cells may not update. This problem may occur when you open a workbook that contains links to other data sources and you click Update.
  • If you save and close an Excel 2003 workbook that contains null values from an OLAP cube in the PAGE field of a Pivot Chart, Excel may quit unexpectedly when you reopen the workbook.
  • In an Excel 2003 worksheet, if you insert a hyperlink in a cell that contains text with a line break, the text that comes after the line break is deleted.
  • When you calculate a range of cells in Excel 2003, some values may not change or update and you do not receive a message that explains why the update was not performed. This problem may occur if the range of cells contains a circular reference.
  • When you use a VBA macro to calculate your worksheet, a custom function from a different worksheet may appear to run.
  • When you send an Excel 2003 workbook to another user account in an e-mail message or store the file on a network share with the print settings set to print to your mailbox or to a local printer with specialized settings, these settings may still be in effect for the other users. If they print the workbook, it may either print to your mailbox (not theirs), or it may try to print by using certain settings for your local printer.
  • When you programmatically use the Worksheets.Add method to insert a saved worksheet, Excel 2003 may quit unexpectedly.
  • When you open an Excel 2003 workbook that contains many text boxes, the workbook may open very slowly. This problem may occur when your zoom settings are not at 100% when you open the workbook.

More information

Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 1.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Hotfix information

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is replaced by a later hotfix.

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
835741 Excel 2003 hotfix package: March 5, 2004


Registry information

You have to create or modify a registry key to activate any hotfixes that are contained in this package.

For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
834009 The font style of text that is contained in a Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object may change in Word and in PowerPoint
834681 You may receive "The command you selected is not available from this shortcut" error message when you use the Open dialog box or the Save dialog box in Excel 2003


Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that you must have to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

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 tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Download information:
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   29-Feb-2004  17:32  11.0.6113.0     6,193,384  Office2003-kb833855-glb.exe  

Microsoft Windows Installer MSP file information:
     Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   29-Feb-2004  15:40                  3,003,904  Excel-binary-glb.msp (Optimized)
   29-Feb-2004  17:06                  6,708,224  Excel-fullfile-glb.msp (Full-File/Administrative)
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   16-Jan-2004  05:40  11.0.6113.0    10,074,304  Excel.exe        
Note For more information about installing this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.


References

For 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:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 833855 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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