Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package: April 12, 2004

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 837258 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 issues that are fixed in the Excel 2003 hotfix package that is dated April 12, 2004.

Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

The following issues are fixed in this hotfix package, but were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
  • After you open a signed Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro project in Excel 2003, you may receive the following error message:
    You have modified a signed project. You do not have the correct key to sign this project. The signature will be discarded.
    This problem occurs if Excel performs an AutoRecover save before you perform a full save of your workbook and before you discard the old certificate. Therefore, the old certificate is not discarded and the workbook is not saved. If you then try to open another item in your macro project (such as a user form), you receive the following error message:
    Device I/O error.
    If you then try to save the changes to your workbook, you receive one of the following error messages:
    Document not saved.


    An unexpected error has occurred. AutoRecover has been disabled for this session of Excel.
  • When you open an Excel 2003 workbook that contains Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) links to a source, you receive the following message to update the links:
    This workbook contains links to other data sources.

    * If you update the links, Excel will attempt to retrieve the latest data.
    * If you don't update the links, Excel will use the previous information.

    Note that data links can be used to access and share confidential information without your permission and possibly perform other harmful actions. Do not update the links if you do not trust the source of this workbook.
    When you click Update, a Dynamic Data Exchange dialog box appears. In the Dynamic Data Exchange dialog box, you can select the data source. If the data source does not exist, and then you click either OK or Cancel to close the Dynamic Data Exchange dialog box, you receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Office Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    The information you were working on might be lost. Microsoft Office Excel can try to recover it for you.

    Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
    We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Microsoft Office Excel. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.
    If you click the What data does this error report contain link to view the details of the error message, you receive an error signature that is similar to the following:
    AppName    AppVer       ModName    ModVer       Offset
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Excel.exe  11.0.5612.0  Excel.exe  11.0.5612.0  0040cf4d
    
  • When you try to save changes to your Excel 2003 workbook, you may receive a sharing violation error message. If you click to either lose all changes or to save the workbook with a different file name, the temporary AutoRecover file is not deleted and the AutoRecover temporary file is added to the Most Recently Used (MRU) list.

MORE INFORMATION

Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft 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 not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to use any hotfixes that are contained in this package.

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
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   07-Apr-2004  02:57  11.0.6204.0  5,523,176  Office2003-kb837258-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   07-Apr-2004  02:38  6,703,104  Excel-fullfile-glb.msp (Full-file/ administrative)
   07-Apr-2004  01:13  2,326,528  Excel-binary-glb.msp (Optimized)

After you install the hotfix , 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
   ------------------------------------------------------
   12-Mar-2004  16:26  11.0.6204.0  10,081,472  Excel.exe

Additional notes

  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that the package contains.
  • For more information about the differences between the two .msp files, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/HA011525711033.aspx

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

Properties

Article ID: 837258 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 2.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kboffice2003sp1fix kbfix kbhotfixrollup kboffice2003presp1fix KB837258

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com