Issues that are fixed in Excel 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office 2003 that contains fixes for Microsoft Office Excel 2003.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office Excel 2003. Office 2003 SP2 contains security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes included with Office 2003 SP2 have been previously released in Office 2003 Service Pack 1 or in separate updates. This service pack combines previously released fixes into one update.

For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887616 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2

MORE INFORMATION

Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

There is a Microsoft Excel workbook available that contains a list of the Excel 2003 issues that are fixed by Office 2003 SP2.

Note The Excel workbook is in the English language. The Excel workbook will not be translated into any other languages.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Office2003_SP2Changes.exe package now. Release Date: September 27, 2005

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Fixes in the service pack that require that you configure a registry key

When it is appropriate, Microsoft provides fixes that use registry keys. You can use these registry keys to enable, disable, or configure the functionality of a fix. By default, some fixes may be disabled. You may have to configure a registry key to enable a fix.

The following articles contain information about the fixes that require that you configure a registry key:
906600 Fixes in Office 2003 service pack 2 that require a registry key

List of issues that this service pack fixes

Issues that were previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP2 fixes the Excel 2003 issues that are described in the following hotfix packages:

840316 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: August 20, 2004
840317 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 20, 2004
840379 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004
885233 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 2, 2004
885234 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for the Conditional Sum Wizard add-in: September 2, 2004
885238 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004
885252 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 3, 2004
885845 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 22, 2004
885929 Description of the Excel 2003 and Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004
886669 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 24, 2004
886671 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 24, 2004
887607 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 12, 2004
887609 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 18, 2004
889013 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 18, 2004
889185 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 11, 2004
890205 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 7, 2005
891013 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004
891708 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004
892592 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 22, 2005
893405 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 7, 2005
894471 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 20, 2005
894786 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 26, 2005
895470 Description of the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 7, 2005
896012 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11, 2005
898071 Description of the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: April 28, 2005

Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP2 also fixes the following Excel 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Misspelled Farsi language text is not flagged as misspelled in Excel 2003

You use the Farsi dictionary in Excel 2003 to check the spelling of text in a workbook. The workbook contains the Farsi language text. In this situation, misspelled words are not flagged as misspelled. This problem may occur when the location option on the Regional Options tab on the computer is set to Farsi.


The English-US assistance page is opened when you click 'Online Excel Viewer Help' on the Help menu in Excel 2003 Viewer

You install Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Viewer on the computer. Then, you open an Excel 2003 workbook. If you click Online Excel Viewer Help on the Help menu, the English-US assistance Web page opens regardless of the language settings that are on the computer.

Known issues

Known issues after the installation of the service pack

When you try to update the data in tables that are linked to an Excel workbook in Microsoft Office Access 2003, you cannot edit, add, or delete data in the tables For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
904953 You cannot change, add, or delete data in tables that are linked to an Excel workbook in Office Access 2003 or in Access 2002

Error signature details

You may receive an error message that is similar to the following when you use Excel 2003:
Microsoft Office Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that is similar to one of the following error signatures:
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Application NameApplication VersionModule NameModule VersionOffset
Excel.exe11.0.5612.0Excel.exe11.0.5612.00013a7bf
Excel.exe11.0.6355.0Excel.exe11.0.6355.00038f7eb
Excel.exe11.0.6355.0Excel.exe11.0.6355.00028b23d
Excel.exe11.0.5329.7Kernel32.dll5.1.2600.110600013887
Additionally, other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible.

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Article ID: 906342 - Last Review: February 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.5
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