Description of the Word 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: July 7, 2004

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Word 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for 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

INTRODUCTION

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 July 7, 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 use a macro that continually calls the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) GetPoint method, memory usage increases every time that the GetPoint method is called. Memory usage may continue to increase until you cannot use Word 2000.

    Note The GetPoint method returns the screen coordinates of a specified range or shape.


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 and the 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:
    326585 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:
    811002 OFF2000: Office 2000 updates and patches released after November 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0

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:
871256 Description of the Word 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: July 12, 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) 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
   --------------------------------------------
   07-Jul-2004  20:49  4,788,432  Winwordff.msp (full-file/administrative)
   07-Jul-2004  20:31  1,713,360  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
   --------------------------------------------------------
   06-Jul-2004  21:41    9.0.0.8921  8,826,932  Winword.exe
Note For more information about how to install this hotfix package, 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: 871249 - Last Review: April 7, 2006 - Revision: 3.2
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  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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