Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 14, 2004

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Summary

Microsoft has released the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Word 2003. This article describes the following information about the hotfix package:
  • Issues that the hotfix package fixes
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • 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 Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated December 14, 2004.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue:
  • 889409 You receive a "Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt" error message when you open a document in Word 2003
This hotfix package also fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • If you use the Envelopes and Labels tool in Word 2003 to create mailing labels by using addresses from a Novell GroupWise address book, you may receive the following error message:

    Unspecified error, Check your MAPI setup. You must have Extended MAPI version 1.0 or higher to use this feature.
  • If you create a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that loops through the Revisions collection by using a For Each loop on a Revisions collection object, you may experience the following symptoms:
    • The loop stops responding when it tries to process some revisions in a Word 2003 document.
    • The macro appears to enter an infinite loop.

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 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 Office 2003 SP1 installed or on a computer that is running Office 2003 without Office 2003 SP1 installed.

    However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on a computer that is running Office 2003 with Office 2003 SP1 installed than we have on a computer that is running Office 2003 without Office 2003 SP1 installed. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 without Office 2003 SP1 installed, some file conflicts may 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:
891437 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004

Registry information

You must create or modify a registry key to use one of the hotfixes that this package contains. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889409 You receive a "Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt" error message when you open a document in Word 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 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.

Download information
   Date          Time    Version         Size        File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   16-Dec-2004   19:00   5.0.2919.6304   6,651,936   Office2003-kb890932-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
   Date          Time    Size        File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------------------
   14-Dec-2004   03:45   9,306,624   Winwordff.msp (full-file/administrative)
   14-Dec-2004   02:18   2,584,576   Winwordop.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
   ------------------------------------------------------------
   11-Dec-2004   01:46   11.0.6415.0   12,052,168   Winword.exe

Notes
  • For additional information about how to install 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

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

References

For additional information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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: 890932 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 8.0
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