Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11, 2005

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 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
  • 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 Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated March 11, 2005.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue:
  • 895124 A page number in a table of contents may include an unexpected chapter number in Word 2003
This hotfix package also fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you open a document in Word 2003 that has been protected for forms, an OLE link to a form field in the document does not update. Or, you receive the following error message:
    Error! Not a valid link.
    Note You only receive this error message if the Update automatic links at Open check box is selected in Word 2003. To see the Update automatic links at Open check box, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the General tab.

    This issue may occur when one of the following conditions is true:
    • You saved the changes to the document. When you closed the document, you were again prompted to save the changes, and you clicked Yes.
    • The document was moved to a different folder. Or, the document is a new file.

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-Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2003 SP1 installed.

    For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 1, 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 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 install 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:
896095 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 19, 2005

Registry information

You must create or modify a registry key to use one of the hotfixes that this package contains.

For more information about the registry key, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
895124 A page number in a table of contents may include an unexpected chapter number 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
   -------------------------------------------------------------------------
   11-Mar-2005  15:16  5.0.2919.6304  6,666,784  Office2003-kb895481-glb.exe
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
   Date         Time   Size       File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   11-Mar-2005  13:40  9,329,664  Winwordff.msp (full-file/administrative)
   11-Mar-2005  12:08  2,591,744  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
   --------------------------------------------------------
   10-Mar-2005  13:09  11.0.6426.0  12,052,680  Winword.exe
Additional notes:
  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For more 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:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011525741033.aspx

REFERENCES

For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses for software that is corrected 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: 895481 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 5.5
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