Microsoft has released the Word 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Word 2000. 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 that are included in the hotfix package
- The files that are contained in the hotfix package
This article describes the Microsoft Word 2000 issue that is fixed in the Word 2000 post-Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix package that is dated June 9, 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:
- If you type Double-byte Character Set (DBCS) characters in the first header of a Microsoft Word 2000 document that also contains a page number field, Word 2000 may quit unexpectedly, and you receive the following error message:
Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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 and full-file versions of this hotfix are a post-Office 2000 SP3 hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2000 SP3 installed.
For additional information about Office 2000 SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OFF2000: Overview of Office 2000 Service Pack 3
- 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:
OFF2000: Office 2000 updates and patches released after November 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0
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:
Description of the Word 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: June 14, 2004
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.
Date Time Size File name
09-Jun-2004 15:58 4,787,300 Winwordff.msp (full-file/administrative)
09-Jun-2004 15:32 1,713,252 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
08-Jun-2004 18:33 220.127.116.1117 8,826,932 Winword.exe
For more information about how to install this hotfix package, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
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:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 843181 - Last Review: April 7, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
- Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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