Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: June 26, 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 Microsoft Office Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated June 26, 2006.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue:
  • 921649 Error message when you click a hyperlink in a Word 2003 document to open an Excel workbook: "Cannot open the specified file"
This hotfix package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • Consider the following scenario. You use Word 2003 to read or to edit e-mail messages in Microsoft Outlook. You open an attachment in an e-mail message in the Reading pane. You add an additional toolbar or change the layout of the toolbars. You then exit and restart Microsoft Outlook. In this scenario, the additional toolbar or the layout of the toolbars are not retained when you open the attachment of the e-mail message in the Reading pane.

    This problem occurs when one or both of the following options are enabled on the Mail Format tab in Outlook.

    Note To locate the Mail Format tab, click Options on the Tools menu.
    • Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages
    • Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to read Rich Text e-mail messages
  • When you click Print on the File menu in Word 2003, the Print dialog box may take longer to open than you expect. This problem may occur when there are many available printers.
  • When you paste a LISTNUM field from one document to another document in Word 2003, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
    • The LISTNUM field is not pasted.
    • A blank line is pasted.
    • An existing LISTNUM field may disappear.
    • 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 resembles the following error signature:
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      Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
      Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Winword.exe11.0.6568.000006218

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

This hotfix is an Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 installed. 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

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:
921649 Error message when you click a hyperlink in a Word 2003 document to open an Excel workbook: "Cannot open the specified file"

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-kb921648-glb.exe6.00.2800.11685,985,60026-Jun-200600:48
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Winwordff.msp13,718,01626-Jun-200600:46
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.exe11.0.803212,149,52022-Jun-200600:34
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 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: 921648 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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