Description of the update for Office 2003: May 19, 2006

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2003. This article contains information about how to obtain the update and a list of issues that the update fixes. Additionally, this article contains information about the issues that you may experience when you install the update or after you install the update. This article also describes how to determine whether the update is installed.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2003. This update provides Rich Text Format improvements. The update also provides the framework for a converter. The converter opens and saves files by using the Open XML file format that is new to the 2007 Microsoft Office system. The steps in this article apply to the Beta version of the framework. For more information about the release version of the framework and converters, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
924074 How to use earlier versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word to open and save files from 2007 Office programs

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Update details

List of issues that the update fixes

This update fixes the issues that are described in the following hotfix packages.

Microsoft Office Excel 2003

915492 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: March 13, 2006
917286 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 5, 2006
917876 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 10, 2006


Microsoft Office 2003

911888 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 6, 2005
912022 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 16, 2005
912819 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: January 11, 2006
915058 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 27, 2006
916657 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 21, 2006
917688 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 5, 2006
917878 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package (Mso.dll and IETag.dll): April 12, 2006
918147 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 17, 2006
918269 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 26, 2006


Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

892523 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: January 23, 2006


Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

899406 Description of the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 7, 2005
910931 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 18, 2005
912005 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 19, 2005
916154 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: March 21, 2006
916774 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 5, 2006
917143 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 14, 2006


Microsoft Office Word 2003

889078 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 12, 2004
898777 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 10, 2005
898778 Description of the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 10, 2005
910282 Description of the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 16, 2005
910727 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 17, 2005
911661 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 28, 2005
912010 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 16, 2005
912197 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 22, 2005
913378 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: January 17, 2006
913803 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: January 31, 2006
914140 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 7, 2006
915033 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 14, 2006
916563 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: March 13, 2006
917704 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 4, 2006
917879 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 7, 2006
918155 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 17, 2006

Installation details

Prerequisites

You must have the following software updates installed before you install this update.
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

    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
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later service pack (Windows XP users only)

    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4) or a later Windows 2000 service pack (Windows 2000 users only)

    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack

Additional requirements

After you install this update, you must apply the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack. For more information about how to obtain the Compatibility Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466

Note Before the release of the Compatibility Pack, a beta version of the Compatibility Pack was available.

If you do not install the Compatibility Pack, you may later be prompted to download and install the Compatibility Pack. For more information about issues that may occur when you do not install the Compatibility Pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
919026 Error message when you try to open or to save a 2007 Office document: "Do you want to download a compatibility pack so that you can work with this file"

Removal information

To remove this update, use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

Note You may not have the option to remove the update from Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. For more information about how to remove certain Office updates by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates

How to obtain and to install the update

The client update
If you installed Office 2003 from a CD-ROM, you have the following option:
  • Use the Microsoft Office Update Web site to automatically install all the latest updates. These include all the available service packs, security updates, and updates.

Note We recommend that you install the client update by using the Office Update Web site. The Office Update Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Office and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Office installation is up to date.
Office Update Web site
To have the Office Update Web site detect the updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then click Check for Updates:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/FX101321101033.aspx
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.
The administrative update
If you installed Office 2003 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update. Then, the server administrator must deploy that update to your computer.

To update your administrative installation and deploy the update to client workstations if you are the server administrator, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, and then follow the steps in the article:
829197 How to install updates to an administrative installation of Office 2003
Note You must restart the computer after you install this update.

For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic of the Office 2003 Resource Kit. To view the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011525741033.aspx
The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Microsoft Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/office/bb267346.aspx

How to determine whether the update is installed

Update 910473 contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel.exe11.0.8022.010,196,24014-Apr-200604:51
Ietag.dll11.0.6550.0161,98417-Mar-200519:36
Mso.dll11.0.8023.012,246,79220-Apr-200619:59
Powerpnt.exe11.0.8022.06,253,32814-Apr-200604:47
Winword.exe11.0.8023.012,146,44820-Apr-200619:33
You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table. For more information about how to determine the version of Office 2003 that is installed on the computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549 How to check the version of Office 2003 products

Information for administrators about .msp files

Update 910473 consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file). The .msp file is packaged in a self-extracting executable file.

The following .msp files are distributed in this update.
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Name of .msp fileDescription
Excelff.mspApplies to Excel 2003
Mso.mspApplies to Office 2003
Powerpntff.mspApplies to PowerPoint 2003
Winwordff.mspApplies to Word 2003

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Article ID: 910473 - Last Review: September 30, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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