Microsoft has released the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Excel 2002. This article describes the following information about 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
This article describes the Microsoft Excel 2002 issues that
are fixed in the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated
November 19, 2004.
Issues that the hotfix package fixes
This hotfix package also fixes the following issues that were not
previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
- When you open a protected Excel 2002 workbook that contains
a PivotTable, you may receive the following error message:
This problem occurs if
the following events occur:
If you turn off the AutoRecovery feature for the workbook,
you may reduce the occurrence of this problem.
- The workbook has the AutoRecovery feature turned
- Excel has saved at least one AutoRecovery file for the
- You saved the workbook before you close it.
- When you open a workbook, you may receive the following
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) error messages:
The VBA controls do not load after you receive these error
Error 424: Object
Error 438: Object doesn't
support this property or method.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
- The workbook was created in Microsoft Excel 2002
Service Pack 3 (SP3).
- The workbook dynamically loads a Microsoft Office Excel
Add-in (.xla) when you open the workbook.
- The add-in loads
VBA controls when you open the workbook.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, 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: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.
- 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
additional information about Office XP SP3, click the following article number
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
- The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft
Windows Installer version 2.0 or a later version.
For additional information about the Windows
Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article
in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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 on a computer that is running Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). However,
we have tested this fix on Office XP SP3 more extensively than we have on
Office XP SP2. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office
XP SP2, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we
do not recommend this configuration.
You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this
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:
Description of the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 16, 2004
You do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to use
any hotfixes that this package contains.
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 all the
files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest
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
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name
19-Nov-2004 21:35 16,583,680 Excelff.msp (Full-file/administrative)
19-Nov-2004 20:27 5,092,864 Excelop.msp (Optimized)
After you install the hotfix, the global version of this hotfix
has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the
Date Time Version Size File name
19-Nov-2004 15:30 10.0.6741.0 9,194,176 Excel.exe
For additional information about installing this hotfix, see the
Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
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:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 890057 - Last Review: October 27, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
- Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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