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Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office 2003 for Proofing Tools. This article contains information about how to obtain the service pack and about how to obtain a list of issues that are fixed by the service pack. Additionally, this article contains information about the issues that you may experience when you install the service pack and about how to determine whether the service pack is installed.
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Proofing Tools makes sure that Microsoft Office 2003 performs with complete functionality when you use an Office 2003 Proofing Tools.
Service pack details
List of issues that are fixed in this service packThe Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Proofing Tools fixes the proofing tools issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887616/ )Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843188/ )Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1 for Proofing Tools
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892258/ )Description of the updates for the Office 2003 French spelling checker and thesaurus: April 12, 2005
Known issues after the installation of the service packAfter you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer.
For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905726/ )You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer after you install an Office service pack or an Office update
How to obtain and install the service packThe client and administrative service packs, and also installation instructions and deployment strategies, are found on the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Removal informationThere is no option to remove this download using the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. To remove Office 2003 SP2 for Proofing Tools from your computer, you must remove Office 2003 and then reinstall Office 2003 from your original Office 2003 CD-ROM.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873125/ )You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products
How to determine whether the service pack is installedThe service pack contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table.
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For more information about how to determine the version of Office 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821549/ )How to check the version of Office 2003
Information for administrators about .msp filesThe administrative service pack consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The .msp files in the following table are distributed in this service pack.
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Features for reinstalling specific components for administratorsIf you update your administrative installation point and recache and reinstall Office 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property.
The REINSTALL=[list of features] property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Office 2003 from the administrative image. For Office 2003 SP2 for Proofing Tools, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
REINSTALL=ALLFor detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402381033.aspxThe Office Admin Update Center for Office IT Professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site: