Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 4, 2006

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Word 2003.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The 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.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated April 4, 2006.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue.
  • 917703 Some style names may change when a document that is saved in Word 2002 is opened in Word 2003
This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that uses the ClearAll method for the KeyBindings property, Word 2003 unexpectedly closes (crashes). Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Office Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that is similar to the following error signature:
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    Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
    Winword.exe11.0.8013.0Winword.exe11.0.8013.000840628
    This problem may occur after you install the hotfix that is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    912198 The same Range.Information values are retrieved whether the "Toggle XML Tag View" option is turned on or turned off in Word 2003

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. 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:
  • You can install this version of the hotfix on a computer that is running Microsoft Office 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed or Microsoft Office 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 with SP2 than we have on Office 2003 with Service Pack 1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 with SP1, 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 apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

You must create a registry key 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:
917703 Some style names may change when a document that is saved in Word 2002 is opened in Word 2003

Hotfix file information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that this article lists.

The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Office2003-kb917704-glb.exe11.0.8020.05,908,72804-Apr-200620:58
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Winwordff.msp9,351,68004-Apr-200620:55
After the hotfix package is installed, the global version of this hotfix package has the file attributes, or later file attributes, that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Winword.exe11.0.8020.012,146,88803-Apr-200623:18
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 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 product updates, tools, and add-ons

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Article ID: 917704 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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