Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 17, 2004

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Word 2002. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • Issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Microsoft Word 2002 issue that is fixed in the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated May 17, 2004.

Issues that are fixed by the hotfix package

The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package, but it was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you send a Microsoft Word document as an attachment to an e-mail message in Microsoft Word 2002, the attachment loses the .doc file name extension, and it is no longer associated with Word.

    This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
    • The Word document (attachment) was saved to the users Temporary folder. For example, the Word document was saved to the following folder:
      drive:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp
    • The file name contains multiple periods as in the following example:
      Test.test.doc

MORE INFORMATION

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.

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:
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

  • The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3 installed.

    For more information about Office XP SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    832671 Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
  • The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0 or later.

    For more information about the Windows Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    330537 Office XP updates and patches released after September 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0
  • 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 (SP1) or with Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). However, we have not tested this fix on Office XP SP1 or Office XP SP2 to the same extent as on Office XP Service Pack 3. If you install this hotfix on a computer with Office XP SP1 or Office XP SP2 installed, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.

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 more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
842522 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 21, 2004

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 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.
   Date         Time   Size       File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   17-May-2004  21:42  8,315,904  Winwordff.msp (full-file/administrative)
   17-May-2004  19:58  2,252,288  Winwordop.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
   --------------------------------------------------------
   14-May-2004  22:29  10.0.6715.0  10,627,784  Winword.exe
Note For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.

REFERENCES

For more 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: 842319 - Last Review: April 7, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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