Description of the Word 2003 hotfix package: March 22, 2004

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the Word 2003 hotfix package that is dated March 22, 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:
  • If you open the header or footer of a Word 2003 document (although you do not type any characters in the header or in the footer), and then you save your Word 2003 document as Plain text (*.txt) (on the File menu, click Save As, and then change the Save as type box), when you view your new text file in a text editor (such as Notepad), you will notice that question marks were incorrectly saved in the file.
  • When you print a Word 2003 document that contains a table with background color, the background color for each cell of the table may not print correctly. This problem may occur when you change the paper size of the Word 2003 document before you print (in the Print dialog box, click Properties to change the paper size).
  • The Reply with changes button is still enabled after you select End Review on the reviewing toolbar. This problem may occur when a document has been sent from File, from Send to, or from Mail recipient (for review) and has been returned to the author by using the Reply with changes button on the reviewing toolbar. The author of the document opens the document, merges the changes, and then selects End Review on the reviewing toolbar. If the document is saved and reopened, the Reply with Changes button is enabled.
  • When you print to a PostScript printer and the scaling property for the printer is set to larger than 100 percent, AutoShape lines may not print. The larger the scaling percentage, the more the lines will be cut off. Scaling for the printer can be set if you select Print on the File menu, click Print, click Properties, and then click Advance.

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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 modify any registry keys to activate 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
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   14-Mar-2004  10:54  11.0.6204.0  6,575,848  Office2003-kb837824-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer MSP file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   14-Mar-2004  10:32  7,535,104  Winword-fullfile-glb.msp (Full-File/Administrative)
   14-Mar-2004  09:22  2,683,392  Winword-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  16:25  11.0.6204.0  12,046,536  Winword.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

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Article ID: 837824 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 3.5
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  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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