Description of the Word 2003 hotfix package: February 27, 2008

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2003 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 27, 2008.
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 the 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

Issue that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue that is not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

Consider the following scenario. You enable the Track changes feature in Word 2003. You split cells or merge cells in a row of a table. In this scenario, the row is not marked as a revision. Additionally, if you delete the table, only the row that contains the merged cells or split cells is marked as a deletion.

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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

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart information

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you must either create a registry key or modify a registry key.To enable this hotfix, you must create the following registry key if it does not already exist:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options\AlternateRevisionForTable


To have us create the registry key for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to do this yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me


To create the registry key automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.


Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50128


Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.



Let me fix it myself
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To create the registry key yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs that are running.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. Expand the Windows registry to locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type AlternateRevisionForTable, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click AlternateRevisionForTable, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  9. On the Registry menu, click Exit.


Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.

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 are listed in this article.

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 item in Control Panel.

Download information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Office2003-kb943630-glb.exe11.0.8209.06,008,37625-Feb-200809:36x86
Winword.cabNot applicable6,101,43525-Feb-200809:34Not applicable
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Winword.mspNot applicable11,893,24825-Feb-200809:36Not applicable
Contents of Winword.msp
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Winword.exe11.0.8209.012,313,09624-Feb-200817:22x86
For more information about software update terminology, 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: 943630 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
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