Issues that are fixed in Word 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3

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SUMMARY

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

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest updates to Word 2003. Office 2003 SP3 contains security improvements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some fixes that are included in Office 2003 SP3 were previously released in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or as separate updates. Office 2003 SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update. For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
923618 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 3

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Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Office Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the Office 2003 issues that are fixed by Office 2003 SP3.

Note The workbook is in English. The 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 Office2003System_SP3Changes.exe package now.

Release Date: September 18, 2007

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, to disable, or to 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:
898777 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 10, 2005
919734 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: May 24, 2006
926041 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: October 2, 2006

List of issues that the service pack fixes

Issues that were previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP3 fixes the Word 2003 issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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
905409 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package (Vbe6.dll): April 12, 2006
912201 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package for the Russian version of Word 2003: December 27, 2005
913378 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: January 17, 2006
915033 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 14, 2006
917688 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 5, 2006
919734 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: May 24, 2006
926041 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: October 2, 2006
914140 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 7, 2006

Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP3 also fixes the following Word 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

You cannot apply bold formatting, italic formatting, or underline formatting to body text

Consider the following scenario. You work in Word 2003 on a computer that is running the Swedish version of Windows XP. In a Word document, you have a table that uses a fixed column width in the header. When you try to apply bold formatting, italic formatting, or underline formatting to text in the body of the document, the formatting is not applied.


A document that is created from a template in a Web location is unexpectedly attached to a template in the Temporary Internet Files folder

Consider the following scenario. You have a custom template that is located in a Web location. You create a document that is based on the template. You save the document and then close the document. When you open the document and then click Templates and Add-Ins on the Tools menu, the document template that is attached to the document is not the template in the Web location. Instead, the template that is attached to the document is located in the Temporary Internet Files folder on the computer. Additionally, customizations that are contained in the custom template in the Web location are not available in the document.


Some characters that have the Arial Narrow font applied to them are not displayed as expected

When you apply the Arial Narrow font to text, characters that use a comma under the baseline or the Romanian characters "Ss" and "Tt," are not displayed as expected. This problem is fixed in the following font files:
  • Arialn.ttf
  • Arialnb.ttf
  • Arialnbi.ttf
  • Arialni.ttf


East Asian text that has an East Asian font applied to it may be unreadable

Consider the following scenario. You open a document that contains full-width East Asian characters or half-width alphanumeric characters. When you try to read the document, some text may be unreadable. Additionally, some character spacing may be inconsistent. For example, there may be too much character spacing for half-width alphanumeric characters or not enough character spacing for full-width East Asian characters. This problem may occur when the text has any of the following East Asian fonts applied to it:
  • Microsoft Meiryo (Japanese)
  • Microsoft JhengHei (Traditional Chinese)
  • Microsoft YaHei (Simplified Chinese)
  • Microsoft Malgun Gothic (Korean)


You cannot copy and paste text from a Web page to Word

When you try to copy and paste text from a Web page, such as from an e-mail message in Windows Internet Explorer 7, to Word, Word stops responding. Or, Word closes unexpectedly. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Microsoft Office Word 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 resembles the following error signature.
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Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Winword.exe11.0.8106.0Mso.dll11.0.8107.0000322ad


You cannot find text by using Windows Desktop Search on a Windows Vista-based computer

Consider the following scenario. You scan a Word document in Microsoft Office Document Imaging. Then, you save the file as a picture file such as a .tif file. When you try to search for text in the file by using Windows Desktop Search on a Windows Vista-based computer, the text is not found.

Error signature details

When you use Word 2003, you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
Microsoft Office Word 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 resembles one of the following error signatures.
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Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Winword.exe11.0.5207.4Hungapp0.0.0.00
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Intlname.dll11.0.6467.0000118ba
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Msgr2pb.dll7.0.11.14000fb7df
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Msgr2pb.dll7.0.11.15000f44b8
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Msgr2pb.dll7.0.11.14000fb7df
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Msgrnl32.dll7.0.0.102300000
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Msgrnl32.dll7.0.1.100001fe2
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Msgrnl32.dll7.0.0.102300000
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Msgrnl32.dll7.0.0.10000023ec
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Mso.dll11.0.5606.036021
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Mso.dll11.0.6360.000036bc6
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Mso.dll11.0.5606.000035ff7
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.00003446c
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.00003446c
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.00003446c
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.00003446c
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.00003446c
Winword.exe11.0.8106.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.00003446c
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Mso.dll11.0.6568.0003c677a
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Mso.dll11.0.6360.0003b581f
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Mso.dll11.0.5606.0003ba9da
Winword.exe11.0.6113.0Mso.dll11.0.5703.0003b965a
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Mso.dll11.0.5606.0002f325d
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Mso.dll11.0.6360.0002cde57
Winword.exe11.0.6113.0Mso.dll11.0.5703.0002f2f10
Winword.exe11.0.8106.0Mso.dll11.0.8107.0000322ad
Winword.exe11.0.8125.0Mso.dll11.0.8122.0001c32ee
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Mssp3nl.dll3.0.7.60000121b
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Mssp3nl.dll3.0.7.60000121b
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Mssp3nl.dll3.0.7.69739
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Mssp3nl.dll3.0.7.60000972b
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Ntdll.dll5.1.2600.21800001103c
Winword.exe11.0.8106.0Vbe6.dll6.4.99.72001c3fe5
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0009c4e50
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.0009c71c1
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0001e7c9c
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Winword.exe11.0.6502.0175195
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0001e7c9f
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.00039c4bb
Winword.exe11.0.6113.0Winword.exe11.0.6113.0007a5afb
Winword.exe11.0.5604.0Winword.exe11.0.5604.0001422fb
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Winword.exe11.0.6568.000234dfa
Winword.exe11.0.6359.0Winword.exe11.0.6359.0001403c6
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Winword.exe11.0.6502.00014ca85
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0Winword.exe11.0.6568.06218
Winword.exe11.0.6502.0Winword.exe11.0.6502.06198
Additionally, other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible. These issues are all fixed in Office 2003 Service Pack 3.

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Article ID: 938799 - Last Review: December 6, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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