Syntax error when you update Word 97 SUM fields in a Word 2000 document

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When you open a Microsoft Word 97 document in Microsoft Word 2000 and then update fields, a SUM field shows a syntax error.
Word 2000 does not correctly interpret the SUM formula field code in documents that were created in French, German, and Spanish versions of Word 97.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.
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Article ID: 268337 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 00:33:20 - Revision: 3.1

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