Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package: January 13, 2005

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office 2003. This article describes the following items 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 Office 2003 issue that is fixed in the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated January 13, 2005.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package, but was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • You receive a program error and you must shut down Microsoft Office Word 2003 after you install and use the Hungarian Grammar checker from Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003. This problem occurs when you create a paragraph that contains only extended characters. The paragraph may contain a single extended character or a series of the same extended character. For example, an extended character may be a fraction character or the smiley face character. Version 3.2.0.2 of MSGRHU32.dll is known to exhibit this problem. This file is included with Microsoft Office 2003 and Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

MORE INFORMATION

Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 3.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 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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 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 additional 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 this configuration.



Restart information


You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.



Hotfix replacement information


This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.



Registry information


You do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to activate 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 Hungarian 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.

Download information.
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
17-Jan-2005  01:32  1.3.1.4         4,126,456  216776_intl_i386_zip.exe 
13-Jan-2005  21:37  5.0.2919.6304   4,062,240  Office2003-kb890747-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information.
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
13-Jan-2005  19:58  2,240,512                  Ptkff.msp (full-file/administrative)
13-Jan-2005  19:56  2,182,144                  Ptkop.msp (optimized)

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
20-Jun-2004  15:11  5.1.3019.1      6,215,168  Msgr3fr.dll
20-Jun-2004  06:04                         25  Msgr3fr.lex
07-Jan-2004  22:56  3.2.0.3           139,337  Msgrhu32.dll
06-Oct-2004  21:16  3.0.7.6           155,648  Mssp3nl.dll
24-Nov-2004  20:08  2.53.0.0          163,840  Mssp3sw.dll

Additional notes:
  • For additional information about installing this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For additional 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 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

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, disable the Check grammar as you type option and the Label text with smart tags option in Word 2003. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. On the Spelling & Grammar tab, click to clear the Check grammar as you type check box, and then click OK.
  4. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
  5. On the Smart Tags tab, click to clear the Label text with smart tags check box and then click OK.

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Article ID: 890747 - Last Review: July 11, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
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