Description of the Excel 2002 Post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package: November 19, 2004

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SUMMARY

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

INTRODUCTION

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:

    Unable to read file
    This problem occurs if the following events occur:
    • The workbook has the AutoRecovery feature turned on.
    • Excel has saved at least one AutoRecovery file for the workbook.
    • You saved the workbook before you close it.
    If you turn off the AutoRecovery feature for the workbook, you may reduce the occurrence of this problem.
  • When you open a workbook, you may receive the following Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) error messages:

    • Error 424: Object Required.

    • Error 438: Object doesn't support this property or method.
    The VBA controls do not load after you receive these error messages.

    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.

MORE INFORMATION

Hotfix information

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:
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 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 installed. For additional information about Office XP SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    832671 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:
    330537 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.

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:
891440 Description of the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 16, 2004

Registry information

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 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.
   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 following table.
   Date         Time   Version      Size        File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   19-Nov-2004  15:30  10.0.6741.0  9,194,176   Excel.exe
Note For additional information about installing this hotfix, 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: 890057 - Last Review: October 27, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
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