Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 8, 2004

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. This article describes the following items in the hotfix package:
  • Issues that the hotfix package fixes
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
  • Files that the hotfix package contains

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint issues that are fixed in the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated September 8, 2004.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issues:
  • 885260 Text may disappear from Slide Titles that use a custom TrueType font in PowerPoint 2003
  • 885261 Russian TrueType text turns into the font Simsun in PowerPoint 2003

MORE INFORMATION

Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Office 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2003 SP1 installed.

    For more information about Office 2003 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    842532 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1
  • The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 with SP1 installed or without SP1 installed. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 with SP1 than we have on Office 2003 without SP1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 without SP1, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend it.

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:
885846 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 22, 2004


Registry information

You must create or modify a registry key to use the hotfixes that this package contains.

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885260 Text may disappear from slide titles that use a custom TrueType font in PowerPoint 2003
885261 Russian TrueType text turns into the font Simsun in PowerPoint 2003


Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of 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.

The following is the download information.
   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   17-Nov-2004  16:46  1.3.1.4         3,301,363  199913_intl_i386_zip.exe  
   09-Sep-2004  17:06  5.0.2919.6304   3,240,480  Office2003-kb885237-glb.exe  

The following is the Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information.
   Date         Time   Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   09-Sep-2004  00:48  5,658,624  Powerpntff.msp (full-file/administrative)
   08-Sep-2004  23:33  1,959,424  Powerpntop.msp (optimized)

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   04-Sep-2004  04:01  11.0.6403.0  6,138,568  Powerpnt.exe

Additional notes:
  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For more information about the differences between the two .msp files, see the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To see this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations

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: 885237 - Last Review: July 11, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
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