Text Overlaps When You View Excel Spreadsheets That Are Saved as HTML Files

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SYMPTOMS
If you use Internet Explorer 6 to view Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2002 files that are saved as HTML files, you may see overlapping text.
CAUSE
The Internet Explorer 6 Mshtml.dll code contains code that writes some lines of text but does not increment the line counter at the end of each "chunk" of text. Therefore, when many lines of text are being written, overlapping text may be written at various intervals.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
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: 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.The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date      Time   Version       Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------   01-May-02 18:44  6.0.2717.100  2,752,512  Mshtml.dll				

STATUS
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 Windows XP Service Pack 1.
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Article ID: 318727 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:12:00 - Revision: 3.8

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