Description of the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: June 24, 2004

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Excel 2002. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • Issues that are fixed in 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 Excel 2002 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated June 24, 2004.

Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package but was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • The data in Excel 2002 cells that contain formulas that include the RealTimeData (RTD) function may not be refreshed as expected after you run another program.

    This issue occurs if the other program that you run uses timer events and passes a timer ID value to the SetTimer() Microsoft Windows API function for a windowless timer. If the timer ID value is the same as the timer ID value for a windowless timer that Excel uses for the RTD function, the other program takes control of the windowless timer from Excel 2002. This stops the RTD function from refreshing the cell data.

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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-Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3 installed.

    For additional 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 additional information about the Windows Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    330537 OFFXP: 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 2 (SP2). However, Microsoft has not tested this fix on 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 SP2 installed, some file conflicts might occur. Microsoft supports 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 additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873323 Description of the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: July 16, 2004


Registry information

You do not have to create or 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
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   24-Jun-2004  20:56  16,573,952  Excelff.msp (Full-File/Administrative)
   24-Jun-2004  19:42   2,445,824  Excelop.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
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   24-Jun-2004  16:28  10.0.6720.0     9,190,080  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: 870751 - Last Review: October 27, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
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  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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