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Summary

This article describes the step-by-step methods that you can use to obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003. This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.

Method 1: Use Microsoft Update or Office Update to install the latest updates for Office 2003

Install the latest service pack

If the computer has Internet access, you can download and install the latest Office 2003 service pack from either the Microsoft Update Web site or the Office Update Web. Both sites will automatically prompt you to download and install the latest service pack.
  • Microsoft Update (recommended)

    To download the service pack from Microsoft Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate


  • Office Update

    To download the service pack from Office Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587.aspx

  • Note: If you experience issues installing the latest Office 2003 service pack from Office Update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
    304498 How to troubleshoot failures updating your Office installation from the Office Update Web site

Method 2: Obtain the latest Office 2003 service pack from the Microsoft Download Center

Download the latest service pack

If the computer that you want to install the latest Office 2003 service pack to is not connected to the Internet or if you want to download the latest Office 2003 service pack and install later, you can download the latest service pack from the Microsoft Download Center.

Method 3: Obtain the latest Office 2003 service pack on a CD-ROM in North America only

Obtain a CD-ROM

 Microsoft Office 2003 service pack or replacement CDs can be obtained for North America only.   The Service Pack Cd will contaim:
  • Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 3 (included on the Office 2003 CD-ROM)
    Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3 (included on the Office 2003 CD-ROM)

    To order this CD-ROM visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302822


Steps to verify that you have the latest Office 2003 service pack

To verify that you have the latest Office 2003 service pack installed, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2003 program.
  2. On the Help menu in the Office 2003 program, click About Microsoft Office program name.

    In this step, program name is a placeholder for the Office 2003 program that you started in step 1. For example, on the Help menu in Microsoft Office Word 2003, click About Microsoft Office Word.
  3. In the About Microsoft Office program name dialog box, the first line of text will indicate which service pack, if any, you have installed.

    For example, the About Microsoft Office Word dialog box lists the following if you have Office 2003 SP3 installed:
    Microsoft Office Word 2003 (version #) SP3
    The version number will vary if you have installed other updates to Office 2003 or to Word 2003 after you installed Office 2003 SP2.
The current service pack for Office 2003 is Service Pack 3.

More information about Office 2003 Service Pack 3

For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
923618 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 3

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Article ID: 870924 - Last Review: August 16, 2012 - Revision: 10.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
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