Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 20, 2005

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Office XP. 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 the 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 Office XP issue that is fixed in the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated December 20, 2005.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • You insert an image that contains polygons into an Office XP document. The polygons in the image have interpolated color gradients between the vertices. When you insert the image, some pixel gaps may appear between the edges of some of the polygons.

MORE INFORMATION

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.

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, submit a request to 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 optimized version and the full-file version of this hotfix is a post-Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3 installed. For more information about Office XP Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    832671 Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
  • The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft Windows Installer version 2.0 or a later version. For more information about the Windows Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    330537 Office XP updates and patches released after September 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0
  • The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to use 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 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.
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Sharedff.msp7,798,27220-Dec-200514:52
Sharedop.msp4,376,06420-Dec-200514:52
After you install the hotfix, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Ietag.dll10.0.6731.0105,15210-Sep-200419:11
Mso.dll10.0.6785.09,808,57617-Dec-200503:56
Note For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.

REFERENCES

For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when Microsoft corrects 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

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Article ID: 912608 - Last Review: March 3, 2006 - Revision: 1.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Students and Teachers
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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